9 leds over a 8 gallon too much?
Hello, I'm new to planted tanks and come from a reef tank background.
I have a DIY led light with 6 cool whites, 2 warm white and 1 blue light over a 8 gallon cube. All bulbs are 3 watters and on a dimmer switch.
I'm not sure how I should start the lighting intensity. The fixture will be sitting on the rim on the tank, so it's roughly 2" from the surface. I don't want to get into c02 just yet and I don't want algae either. How should I go about setting up the lighting photoperiod etc?