Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kitimat BC, Canada
Problem with lights and plants
Well it turns out my plans of getting 2 30inch PC lights for my 100gal (total of 195watts) isint going to work out. Im gonna need to get a 60inch light fixture.
I want to keep the tank low tech (no CO2) and i know the rule is 2wpg for this type of tank but..
The lowest wattage of a 60" fixture i can find and get is a 220watt PC. The flourescent hoods are too big and too expensive and PC are cheaper and smaller in height to fit under my tank hood, so thats the route im gonna have to go.
Anyway would the 220 watts be okay for my future low light plants without any CO2?
Im thinking of ways to subdue the lighting... maybe floating plants?
Any suggestions would be helpful.
PS i didnt know which topic to put this under because it involves lights but it is mostly about plants so i hope i chose right.