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post #12 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Platteville, WI
Posts: 19
Originally Posted by thebuddha View Post
from my understanding, 8 hours seems to be the common/mean photoperiod. but i have read of people who go anywhere from 6-12 hours

and i had a 10g petsmart kit and 2x 23w spiral CFL bulbs made some pretty large temperature swings in such a small tank. i would recommend trying out the 13w bulbs if you can find them.

also, whats your substrate now?
Ya, I've had a hard time finding the 13W 6500k CFLs. I may try again tho as they do seem to really warm up the water.

Right now I just have basic black gravel. I purchased some flourish liquid and plant tabs to add in once I get the plants.
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