What light range is this? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
RNeiswander's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 23
What light range is this?

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349897671.991487.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	270.6 KB
ID:	55133

This is my 29 gallon shrimp tank, it currently has 2 24" 2 bulb t5 no fixtures on it, all 6500k bulbs I believe. Is this medium light?

The first pic was taken roughly 10 months ago I believe. It started out with co2 and 1 30" t5 no fixture. Ballast died on that light, and co2 wasn't working right so I took it off.

I think it's grown pretty well considering the only thing I do is water changes.
RNeiswander is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 08:44 PM
Algae Grower
Gabez's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bermuda
Posts: 116
sounds like medium to high light , the only way to really tell is with a par meter . Use this link to see a chart for diff lights
PAR vs Distance, T5, T12, PC - New Chart
and this one
Lighting an Aquarium with PAR instead of Watts
Gabez is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
RNeiswander's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 23
Alright thanks, I'll look into that, I have zero algae problems which is nice, bba drove me to saltwater in my last planted tank but this one is going much better.
RNeiswander is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome