Will 64 watts over a low light 55 excel/ liquid carbon tank be enough ?
I am getting my list ready for my slightly eco friendly tank together.
I plan on setting up a 55 gallon low tech medium soft water planted tank supplementing EI dosing 1 time a week with small amounts of excel / & API CO2 booster. I plan on using twin T8 32 watt fixtures at 6500k.
For low light only say 1.20 watts per gallon old school , saving money on juice & bulbs. I was thinking of enhancing the stock reflectors , does anybody have any ideas on installing after market reflectors on T8's?
I will be using 100% remineralized R/O water which is NOT eco friendly but that is the reason Im going low tech so I can go longer between water changes to save money & water. Please do not ask why I am using R/O water! That would be a whole other thread!
Should the 2 X 32 watt bulbs be enough or will it be more like a cave? I am only using 9 watts on a 10 gallon test tank now & I like what I see at the moment! I believe the 64 watts will be enough.
Last edited by Hardstuff; 03-21-2013 at 08:33 AM.
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