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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 02:35 AM
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The amount of light (PAR) that will produce good growth will very likely be less than needed for the best color with reddish plants. But, the potential for algae to become a major problem is much greater with higher light than with lower light. Only you can decide whether you are willing to adhere to the strict maintenance program, and CO2 fine tuning, needed for the higher light. People do it and enjoy it. Others try it and want to go back to fish only tanks due to the algae woes they run into.

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