Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Your GF ought to have more heart than to massacre batch after batch of plants simply because she didn't want you to upgrade your lights! Phew! haha
Well, even if you do have more light now, like you've noted - it's hard to tell with the naked eye. Even if the bulbs were resting on the top, 4x40w on a 55g isn't a heck of a lot of light. Just keep the water parameters in line and see how the plants grow. If they still aren't growing to your satisfaction, there are ways to get more output from those bulbs.
- Sam P -
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