Enough lighting?

mr. luke

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Is 4x 58w t8 + 2 38w t8 enough lighing (plant wise) for 600l with a light to substrate distance of 65 cm?
I dont want anything fancy, and it will be without c02 (unless theres a practical way to do it?) Mainly just simple stems and low light mosses etc.
 

chilled84

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with that much light its fine, But if your going to have that much light without co2 your kinda asking for trouble. Thats what i reckon anyway, But there arte others more informed than me here, so waite around. :thumbup:
 

mr. luke

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Thanks for the reply :thumbup:
I thought light penetration was less in deeper tanks.
I Mainly want to keep some simple stems, lots of crypts and mosses.
 

chilled84

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I have just two 37w lights in my 2foot deep tank and it grows great, I also grow crypts and mosses fine. and stem to a good standard. along with some real hard species.
 
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