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post #10 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2003, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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To tell you guys why I went with 5wpg, I was reading Erik Olsen's article: Lighting Level: What's ideal? and he says, "For the smallest sizes, 8 watts per gallon is too little! For the larger tanks above 100 gallons, 2 watts per gallon is too much. " So using a wattage estimator for lighting in Amano type aquaria, I concluded I needed around 90 watts.

Here are the pages:

Erik Olsen's Article:

Wattage Estimator:

Just wondering what everyone's thoughts on these articles are?

Thanks for all the help,

20G heavily planted tank with Eco Complete
Pressurized CO2, Eheim Ecco 2236, 1 55W and 1 36W bulb
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