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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by livingword26 View Post
Thats a whole lot of light. look at the charts in the first post here:

PAR vs Distance, T5, T12, PC - New Chart
Ignore the glare in the photo. I was not able to get the shadow detail with out blowing out some of the highlights.

Point taken about the amount of light. My wife and I have debates on the abount of light. I have on of Hoppy's home made par meter in the mail to attemp to quantify the abount of light in here. The lights are about 12" above the top of the tank which is about 25-26" from the substrate. If need be I can easily take out a bulb or two. I'll be paying close attention to whether algae starts to take off and will be cutting the lights in half right away.

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