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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishe View Post
Would my bulb be considered high light? Its made for coral and has 10,000 k ( whatever that means) bUt only 17 watts
Just from my experience, not to much, that light might not do to well. You would probably want to get more in the 6500K range for freshwater plants. The number in front of the K is the color temp of the light. Lower K=more red warm looking lights, higher K= more blue cooler looking lights. The bulb you have is more for the ocean sun growing corals.

One t-5 HO would be in the medium light range. You wouldn't need co2, but you might have to limit the amount of hours your lights are on.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 09:50 PM
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I just got HC a couple weeks ago. I am starting to see it spread now. I have 78watt t5ho and pressurized Co2 in my 30 gallon. Also the pfertz high tech bundle. So far so good.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, i think co2 is too complecated cuz im a complete noob, what are some really green, fast mosses?
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Just looking over this thread. I was so inexperienced its funny. Now i have a nova extreme slr t5 ho on my 29 gallon. 48 watts. I dose flourish excel once per week. No co2.
Can anyone recomend a good co2 system that is cheap. Not really into the ghetto diy bottles.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinmichael77 View Post
That's gorgeous. I have co2 and can't get mine to spread at all. Still green just not spreading, also have Eco. Maybe I planted it wrong!!
What is your lighting?
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