Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
What is scary is that the owner of this LFS is feeding quite a few half-truths to his customers. Sure, it is possible that a PC setup is 2 (not 3) times brighter than a NO output, if the NO setup has no reflector and is using a cheap magnetic ballast, but those are conditions that are not defined.
Also - keeping plants at anything above 2wpg is useless? Sure, possibly. If you're not supplementing CO2 and monitoring nutrients consistently, then yes - anything above 2wpg isn't going to grow plants any better. But again - it's only half of the truth and you're wise to research and get second opinions.
I've been to dozens of LFS's that trashed the internet, claiming that you'll find nothing but cooks and bad advice. While I'm sure you'll run into plenty of both, for the most part, the Internet is generally the best source of information since no one stands anything to gain. We're not selling anything - we're just hobbyists sharing info about something we enjoy.
- Sam P -
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