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StandamanTX 03-22-2013 11:06 PM

What am i doing!?
 
I ordered some 32 watt led fixtures, for a low light setup from sunshine-systems, turns out they dont have them anymore. So, now they have shipped me out a couple of these AquaUFO+Red
The tank I am starting up for this is going to be my main show tank and I will be moving all of my rainbows over to it. It is a 125 gallon marineland 72Lx18Dx22H. I am planning on now heavily planting. Will these lights force me to use CO2 so I don't have an Algae mess?

seuadr 03-22-2013 11:20 PM

according to their website, at 16"(ish) depth you would be looking at 110 micro mols

if you look at http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184368

you will see that over 50 micromols would be considered "high" light.

im sure someone else will chime in, but it seems to me that, yes, algae will be a problem without co2.

homemadepopcorn 03-23-2013 01:07 AM

Raise the lights far above the tank and its not a problem. At 30 inches they are rated for ~50umols (so high light at your substrate if the lights are 8 inches off the top of the tank) and just 30umols at 40 inches.

StandamanTX 03-24-2013 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn (Post 2913394)
Raise the lights far above the tank and its not a problem. At 30 inches they are rated for ~50umols (so high light at your substrate if the lights are 8 inches off the top of the tank) and just 30umols at 40 inches.

That would light my whole living room. Im thinking of moving them and picking up a couple of fugerays.


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