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Old 12-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #890
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Originally Posted by Ezfish View Post
I guess "relatively low-light conditions" is debatable. They posted they are running high output lights.

Any case, beautiful tank! I also like the reds very much. Thanks for sharing. :-)
Well I would say that high output doesn't matter. The only thing that matters are PAR levels and assuming these started out close the substrate, only those at the substrate level. A lot more than light bulb/LED output goes into factoring that.

Low tech is driven by low light - meaning they achieved slower, sustained growth without CO2.

I agree that low light tanks can have high tech, but they can sustain growth without it. High light (again, PAR levels here) tanks must have high tech.
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