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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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T5 lighting question?

I have a 10g tank that i plan on adding java fern and anubias too. Would an 8w 12in t5 bulb be too strong or will the plants be fine?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 06:44 AM
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That would be perfect amount of light any more would be a waste, two bulb two specturm would be ok.

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what about led's i've heard a lot of people use them?
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thats good amount of light..

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A 12 inch long light on a 20 inch long tank will cause you to have very uneven lighting. The last 6 inches of tank on each side will get much less light than the middle 8 inches. But, without any PAR measurements on that particular light I have no idea whether that middle 8 inches will be low, medium, or high light.

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