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Nick16

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hi, i want to try my luminaire out for a week or two over my 120L, however it is a 4x54w T5.
i currently use 1x30w T8. if i used the luminaire (on 2 of the 4 lights) would i just get instand algae?
substrate is sand,
plants, anubias and java fern
no ferts, no co2, w/c 25% weekly.

i know im probably asking for it!!
 

AdAndrews

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i rekon a jump from t8 to t5 is big enough to upset the balance personnally mate, not sure what i would do..sorry i couldnt be of much help

Adam
 

viktorlantos

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hmm i hve exactly the same light above my 120cm tank.

i do not have algae, but i have 2000lph filter (2 eheim external filter), pressurized co2, 10 amano shrimp and 5 siamese algae eater to watch my back...

based on my experience the light will be too much for you if you not align the rest with your increased lighting.

on this i shaded the light to shoot a better photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorlant ... 084697919/

few month later i lost control over the jungle ;) but on this shot you can see how the 4*54 watts play above it.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorlant ... 084697919/
just rescaping this so the last photo i only shows because of the ligth to you ;)
 

Nick16

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wow, lovely tank viktor!
the reason is, i want to have a play around with my luminaire beofre my large tank arrives, i was guessing it would be total overkill. Thanks anyway guys!
 

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