Hey, sounds like a fun job.
For my 50 gallon I'm running a set (2 bulbs each) of three 48 in, 40 watt
bulbs. One set is the full spectrum white which start at 7 am. At 12 noon I
turn the full spectrum "Pinks" on, then off go the pinks at about 4 pm and
whites off at 7 pm.
The last set is blue atinics (or whatever they call them, they are the moon
light blue bulbs) anyways , they are only off between 10 pm to dawn. With
this set-up I don't get algae anymore and the plants are doing much better.
Oh and the fish like them, I have the snakehead calvas (bichors) and chinese
dragon Eels, many flying fox, some pencil fish, paradise fish , many
gouramis and scats and cory cats. If you wonder , yes , some gourami's come
up in pieces when the lights come on
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Miner" <eminer1254@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 10:28 PM
Subject: [Freshwater Aquariums] Lighting - How many watts/gallon?
Like I said I have a lot of questions ;-) I've been reading up on
everything including lighting. I'm planning a well planted tank. I
want medium growth.not too much gardening. I've read that between 2-3
watts/gallon is what I should shoot for. I think I'll use two tubes
one with full sunlight spectrum and one rated at 10000K. Is this
sufficient lighting in your experience?
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