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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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I'm about to double my wattage....

And I've heard that whenever you add more light to your tank you are going to obviously have an algae fight for a little bit. What are some ways to battle this?

I was thinking that the week I install the light is the week I add some more plants to help absorb.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 03:14 PM
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Ok you doubled the wattage, but how does this relate to PAR output ?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 06:28 PM
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Ok you doubled the wattage, but how does this relate to PAR output ?
+1 doubling it depends on what kind of bulb and fixture you are using to double the watts. It can vary greatly
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+1 doubling it depends on what kind of bulb and fixture you are using to double the watts. It can vary greatly
It certainly does depend
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And I've heard that whenever you add more light to your tank you are going to obviously have an algae fight for a little bit. What are some ways to battle this?

I was thinking that the week I install the light is the week I add some more plants to help absorb.
More CO2 and monitor for fertilizer deficiencies to see if you need to add more fertilizers as well.
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