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teban 03-31-2006 01:34 AM

Lighting for a 10 gallon is it enough?
HI guys, im going to setup a planted tank in my 10 gallon tank using 2 GE Compact floursecent lamps with 23 wats each that would make it around 46 watts total.

would like to know if you think this would be enough considering that the plants i would put in are:

1.) Elatine tiandra (APP)
2.) Anubias nana
3.)Java ferns

yoink 03-31-2006 04:29 AM

You should have no problems growing anubias and java ferns with that light. I haven't ever tried the other stuff, so no help there. Good luck.

dschmeh 03-31-2006 04:34 AM

i have 28 w on my 10 and can grow just about anything . I got glosso in there and its growing well and staying low.

teban 03-31-2006 05:18 AM

wow 28 W over a 10 gallon tank is already working great?

may my 46 watts is already an overkill wont you think?

can you give me the specidics of your tank light co2, what specific light is used etc.


yoink 03-31-2006 06:38 AM

I don't think 46w is overkill, not all of that is getting into the tank. I have a ten gallon with 3 10w and one 20w screw-in U-shaped CF bulbs(50w total). They are all 6700K bulbs bought at Wal-mart. There is no reflector and the inside of the hood is painted white. I use DIY Co2 and eco-complete. The glosso in that tank stays nice and low, barely poking out of the substrate.

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