Lighting for Low Tech

Discussion in 'El Natural & Low Tech' started by MrHidley, 10 Feb 2016.

  1. MrHidley

    MrHidley Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm planning on setting up a low maintenance tank for my lounge soon using a spare tank I have just sitting around. I've previously only ran high tech before. My question is, the current lighting I have with this tank (which is a 41cmx27cmx27cm 28 litres) is a 3x8w T5 luminary. I assume this is too much? I can run it as either 2x8w or 1x8w, will either of these be good enough, or too low? Should I stick with this fixture or purchase a low power LED for the tank?

    Cheers,
    James
     
  2. stu_

    stu_ Member

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    Save your cash.
    1 light should be do-able.
    You can then add another bulb if required (though that could well be too much).
    Add floaters if the one bulb causes problems (which imo it shouldn't).
     
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  3. MrHidley

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    Excellent, Thanks for your advice.
     

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