Planted Tank Light Temp K Question
I have a heavily planted 23g Via Aqua 680 tank. I am filtering with and Ehiem 2126 Pro and also have a small Rio 50 power head for slight surface agitation. I just started CO2 injection today and have brought the ph from 7.1 with Kh 3 to 6.9 in last 6 hours. Target is 6.7 or 6.8. I will control it there with Milwaukee Controller.
My lighting is as follows 2 36w Compact Flourescents One Pink (8100k) and White (7100K) in the rear and a Blue (10,000K) and White (7100K) in front. I opted for the blue to help with colors of the fish. My question is this.
I know that the plants appreciate and utilize the light in the 6700 to 7100K range more so than the higher K temp levels. I would presume that they will however get some benefit from the 10,000K as well. If not I can replace it with an all white (7100K) twin bulb tube and keep the pink and white in rear.
My 74w lighting equates to about 3.7 to 4 wpg as after substrate, wod etc I beleive the real volume is more like 18 to 20g.
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Eheim Pro 2126, Eheim Feeder, Milwaukee PH Controller, JBJ Regulator, solenoid and bubble counter for CO2 Injection,Mini Vortec Reactor, Rio 50 for surface , Flora Base, 74W lighting