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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 02:30 PM
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I have a 6x54w T5HO Tek fixture on my 120g. I run 2x54w all day, with a midday burst of all 6 bulbs for 2 hours.

So it goes:

3 hours: 2x54w
2 hours: 6x54w
3 hours: 2x54w.

Works well for me. The tanks is full of anubias, crypts, and java fern. Came to this schedule after trial and error. I wanted as much light as possible for growth while minimizing algae.

Addendum: The 6x54w TEK fixture is entirely too much for what I use it fore, but I got it on a really good deal and used to use it on a stem-plant 75g tank.
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