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mjk412 02-11-2013 08:26 AM

Help with 75gal tank lighting
 
I have a 75gal planted tank that I would like to plant with only low, and medium light plants. I want to have a medium light tank. Ill be injecting co2 into the water. Here is my question.


Is the aquaticlife 2x54w fixture good for a medium light tank?

Is the aquaticlife a decent fixture?

Thanks so much.

mjk412 02-11-2013 07:28 PM

Anyone out there?

FishyFishy89 02-11-2013 07:38 PM

You'll want lighting tubes that are atleast 7000k. I'm using 2 T8 6500k for my low tech 75 gal. So I think, as long as your tubes are atleast 7000k, you're good.

mjk412 02-11-2013 08:18 PM

Thanks! Well I ordered two 6700k bulbs a few days ago. Will these bulbs work? Ill get new bulbs if I need to. Thanks a lot.

kochman 02-11-2013 09:38 PM

i have 2x54 watt t5 ho and i also have 75 and was advised i am medium to medium high light

seandelevan 02-12-2013 01:18 AM

I had the same light on my 75. And yes there was very little growth but no algae at all. Had amazon swords, anubias, java fern, java moss, and Ludwigia repens.

mjk412 02-12-2013 02:33 AM

What if I did this.....what if I had two of these aquaticlife fixtures on my tank. I ran on for 4 hours, then the second one with all 4 bulbs running as a mid-day burst for a few hours, then later just had the last two lights running. How will this help with growth? Ill be injecting co2.

seandelevan 02-12-2013 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mjk412 (Post 2515610)
What if I did this.....what if I had two of these aquaticlife fixtures on my tank. I ran on for 4 hours, then the second one with all 4 bulbs running as a mid-day burst for a few hours, then later just had the last two lights running. How will this help with growth? Ill be injecting co2.

As long as your injecting co2 then I would say your fine and probably be able to grow anything.

Dx3Bash 02-12-2013 04:25 AM

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This is from a thread in this forum. The Aquaticlife fixture is a decent fixture.

mjk412 02-12-2013 05:56 AM

Thanks for the help. I had an odyssey fixture that turned out to be junk. So I'm hoping the aquaticlife will be much better and last longer.
I was even thinking about getting the 54w kits from a.h. supply. But I would need to build an enclosure and I don't know how build one for a 75 gallon.

farrenator 02-12-2013 01:52 PM

This is exactly what I do (I have 2 of the 2x54 watt Hagen Glo fixtures though) and it is enough light to grow BBA if you want. When all 4 bulbs are on it is bright! I now have my lights hung about 10" above the top of my standard 75 gallon. You could probably get away with just one fixture.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjk412 (Post 2515610)
What if I did this.....what if I had two of these aquaticlife fixtures on my tank. I ran on for 4 hours, then the second one with all 4 bulbs running as a mid-day burst for a few hours, then later just had the last two lights running. How will this help with growth? Ill be injecting co2.



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