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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help Please!!!

I have a 90 gallon tank (48"L * 18"W * 24"H) and I really want to fully plant it. I tried it before but clearly the lighting i was using was incorrect. Algae eventually overcame the plants and those that didn't fall due to algae, never really grew either, they just existed, never growing but not really dying either, even though they were low light plants, mainly cryptocoryne.

After doing some research, I realised that 1st off my lighting was way too low, 1 32W 3500k pink plant bulb.

I'd like to switch over to a T5HO fixture, how many 48" 6500k bulbs, do you think I would need for a lower light set up?

Sweet pic for you to see the hardscape.

IMG_9032 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr
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