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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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2x36" T5NO enough?

Posted this question in my journal, but no responses so its probably better to ask here.

Do I have enough light? Maybe add another T5NO light strip?

40b tank (Japanese tank size 90cmx45cmx45cm)
2x 36" T5NO
DIY light stand, no individual reflectors
DIY CO2
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Amazon Swords
Anubias Nana
Jungle Vale (I think)
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis (I think)


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The par at the substrate should be okay, but the coverage from front to back of the tank probably is not. Spacing out a 2nd T5 NO should be good, but it will still be low-medium light.

Your tank looks great btw
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I think with the diy co2 you will be fine as your list of plants are primarily low light.

I believe with the right photo-period, co2 and basic maintenance you will be fine. its a 40B

Try it like it is for a while.

If after a bit you dont get the growth you want then add another t5no light

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The par at the substrate should be okay, but the coverage from front to back of the tank probably is not. Spacing out a 2nd T5 NO should be good, but it will still be low-medium light.

Your tank looks great btw
Thanks, I didn't think about spreading out the lights. Got a bunch of extra wood laying around, I think I can throw something togther.

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I think with the diy co2 you will be fine as your list of plants are primarily low light.

I believe with the right photo-period, co2 and basic maintenance you will be fine. its a 40B

Try it like it is for a while.

If after a bit you dont get the growth you want then add another t5no light
I see how it goes, but I'll be sure and make enough room for an extra light while building the light new stand.
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