Rough PAR estimate for my low-tech planted tank
I have read the article on PAR but I am quite lost with it all. If I give you all my specs and dimensions and distances, can you all tell me my estimated PAR?
Standard 55 Gallon: 48"L x 20"H x 12"D
Light Fixture: Dual 48" Shop Light, with 2 T8 bulbs, at 6,500K each. 32 Watts a piece. I also have added foil tape to he shop light to act as a reflector.
Distance from Water Surface: 10"
The reason I ask, is because I am not sure if I have enough light. I want to add an extra dual shop light, but I am not sure if that will be too much or not. Please let me know, and if you need further info, just ask.
55 Gallon Planted
3 GBR, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Juvenile Super Red BN Plecos, 9 Oto Catfish, 9 Bloodfin Tetras
Rotala Indica, Cardamine, Crypt Spiralis, Pygmy Chain Swords, Dwarf Sag, Lutea Crypt, Wendtti Bronze and Red, and Floating Frogbit