The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting > how high should i hang my lights?

Thread: how high should i hang my lights? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-14-2013 04:09 AM
klumsyninja I'm going for higher light plants.. Id like lots of reds. I'm going to try some L. Glandulosa, Ammannia Gracilis as well as some bushy greens and a nice thick bright green foreground.. not sure which yet, still in the planning stages. There will probably be a mossy rock in there somewhere too..

01-14-2013 03:34 AM
Adam T I'd say 10"-20". They would work fine much higher up but then everytime you look at the tank you get blasted by the light which is really distracting. Depends on the layout of the tank and the plants your trying to grow too.
01-14-2013 03:16 AM
how high should i hang my lights?

I have an ATI 6 bulb T5HO fixture, Id like to know how high to hang it over a 18" deep tank.

(I do have C02)

I will be running 4 bulbs most of the time with the other 2 bulbs on for a peak period.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012