Lighting upgrade advice

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ashy4uk, 19 Jan 2008.

  1. ashy4uk

    ashy4uk Newly Registered

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    Hi everyone,
    This is my first post. I'm going to be buying an Arcadia luminaire shortly but i'd like advice on whether to go 2 lamp or 4. I have 30 watts of lighting on my 24in X14in X 16in tank at the moment. I want to go for the 4 lamp luminaire & go high tech with EI dosing, I already run pressurized CO2. Is 96 watts of light too big a jump & will it cause algae problems? I don't have algae problems now. Thanks.
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    It could cause a few issues yes, but if you get the 4 lamp unit I'm pretty sure they come with two switches so you can turn two off! Then you can phase in the higher light gradually for short periods at the start.
     
  3. ashy4uk

    ashy4uk Newly Registered

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    Thanks. You're right about the double switches & so i'll go with the 4 lamp version as planned.
     

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