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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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75 gallon tank with two 39w T5 HO lights questoin

So I have a 75 gallon with 10 lbs pressurized CO2, flourite substrate
and two 39w T-5 HO lights (one 10k and one pink bulb) that do a good job but wanted to know if I would benefit from going up to the 2w per gallon ?

My PH has been stable under 7 since I added the CO2

I just added dwarf baby tears a month ago and they seems to be doing great
as are the other plants ( I have duckweed that I like growing on top)

My goal is to have the DBT thriving in my tank

the fish are 6 female betas and 10 neon's.. I am going to add a school of cardinals in the future

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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tank looks good - don't know how well the WPG actually works when discussing the modern lighting options. I have a similar set up (75 a pair of T5HO CO2 etc.) you might try different bulbs or reflectors if you are not happy with the current results.

Mine is run with a pair of Gieselman (sp?) bulbs, and I'm fairly happy with the look and results.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-08-2013, 01:28 PM
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Looking good to me. If it's growing and spreading out don't mess with it. A gentle trim (trim and replant the trimmings!) will help it spread out a little faster and give you new grow spots in other places. Main thing with HC is don't mess with the roots, so be careful with your trimming.
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