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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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And if I add a marineland accent LED to the front of the tank would that help with my carpet? In told at 12" it puts out 6w and 25 PAR. I would be using that along with the T8.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 12:11 AM
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Hi Colorblizzle,

The 2X10 watt CFL's are certainly brighter both because they total 5 more watts and they are basically a T5 type bulb. (BTW, my tank has a glass canopy as well.) I can't grow most carpet grasses in this tank but the Helanthium tenellum (right foreground) does well with that amount of light. If you go with the T8 I would recommend adding the LED strip if it is in the 6500K spectrum you need for plant growth.

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http://www.fishtanksdirect.com/17Inc...tLEDLight.aspx

That's the light I'm looking at. With the cfl's that would be too bright wouldn't it? I'm not using CO2 or excel and don't plan on it...
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crypts!
a couple 9w cfls and some root tabs grew them fine for me
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I really want to do some sort of cryptocoryne species.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 01:19 AM
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I find a Coralife T-5 day light blub (6700k) would work well on your tank. Two blubs would be best. I let my fish do the fertilizing for me with regular water changes.

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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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2 bulbs would put me at 34w isn't that too much for a non CO2 tank? 1 bulb at 17w would be perfect I think. Those fixtures are so pricey tho lol. Right now I'm looking at spending $45 on a T8 fixture and a bulb those fixtures alone are like $90 aren't they?
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