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Old 01-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply!

No reflectors in my hood. At one point with the old soft white bulbs I made some diy reflectors but I took them off with the new ones cause it was waaaay too bright. The plants look pretty good and are growing, so I'm not worried about growth too much unless my lighting is now bright enough to the point where I NEED to be dosing carbon all the time to keep algae at bay, know what I'm saying?

I'm thinking of just dosing excel occasionally to kind of help out, or is it one of those things where you have to do it every day to get effect? Think I saw somewhere that it stays in the water for less than 24 hours. Lol I have waaaay to many tanks and animals to be in there trimming every day so I want to not have explosive growth per say.

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