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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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getting ada 60p and need advice

im getting a ada 60p (18 gallons) and i currently have a 2x 24watt fishneedit t5ho
i know thats enough light to grow but i want my plants to grow as fast as possible, would a 4x24watt (96watt) or a 4x18 (72 watt) be better?
these would be odyssey lights btw
i do have pressureized c02 and dosing too
im planning on having hc and dwarf hairgrass
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 10:55 PM
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That tank is only 14" high, you'll need pressurized co2 even with just the fishneedit fixture.. It'd likely need to be raised a bit too. I wouldn't get a bigger fixture and just stick with what ya got. Like iwannagofast said, patience ^^
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haha, patience is the key..lol
i just thought it would speed the process a little and the odyssey lights are really cheap too the 96 watt is only 65 bucks, thats house much i paid for the fishneedit
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HC and DHG are fast growers in my experience.

That Fishneedit fixture is more than strong enough. Any stronger and you'll constantly be battling an algae farm.


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haha...true, thank god for excel.
i just saw people going more than 48 watts and thought i should too
i cant wait for afa to get their shipment in, i've been waiting so long and the setup is almost finally complete!
they said next week
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