what to put over 55g

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ACS, 6 Feb 2010.

  1. ACS

    ACS Newly Registered

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    If I was to try growing plants with high light/nutrient requirements how many 24w t5 would I need over a 70cmx70cmx60cmh tank or would a 150w halide be to much.
     
  2. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    I'd want 4x24w or a halide. I have a 60x45x45 on order and I'm looking at leds or halide. It's not too much it just means you have to be very careful with nutrient and co2 management.
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    CO2 is a more important consideration really. You will need to consider a good CO2 setup and then taylor the lighting to suit the type of plants you want to grow. More light = faster growth (if CO2 and ferts are in balance).
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    I tend to see little point to anything more than 2x T5 tubes, although its useful to have the option to bump it up to 3x tubes.

    Sam
     

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