Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
The fishload thing is kind of relative. In my sort of low tech 10 gallon at work, I have 15 neons and cardinals, but 20+ cherry shrimps and 2 Amanos. I am using a 27W PC fixture on legs through a glass top. I am having to dose nitrates because it's measuring 0 most of the time. You wouldn't think my load is too low, but because of the lighting and the density of my planting, it is. So "light" is relative to your nitrate uptake capacity of your tank, I think.
Filstar pimp #59 (shhhh on the Eheim)