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Old 04-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hey just wondering if anyone utilizes " Blast Lighting" in their planted tanks? 96 watts on for 8 eight and out of those 3 hours are with 144 watts total of T5 HO and yes I use CO2 Injection at 30ppm for the most part. 4 inches above the tank that is probably 16 inches with substrates and moderately heavy planted tank. Dry and premixed ferts. Starting a carpet as we speak. 45 gallons and all water parameters are on point. Now do you think that is overkill?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Yes, no adverse algae..meaning no BGA, BBA, and I eliminated thread algae when I went up on the ferts and lighting.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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You might have heard by reading this forum or maybe not that watts isn't the measure by which to determine how much light is produced. It is a measure to determine only how much electrical energy is used in one hour.
Also you didn't mention what type of T5HO bulb [which is only a bulb type designation] you are using. So I don't know if anyone can with confidence say that is overkill. Perhaps with a bit more specific info we can.
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Thank you Steve001 for your time. I utilize Fluval Life Spectrum at 6700k along with a Plantmax 6500k that both go on at 0900 -5:00 pm ( Front of the tank) 45 minutes after my CO2 injection is on. Then at 10:00am my Geisemann Aquaflora and Midday bulbs turn until 6pm ( Rear of the tank). But in the middle section I have another set of Geisemann bulbs ( Aquaflora and Midday) that are on from 2-4 pm. I EI dose my ferts and I am a little heavy on the Iron at times. No phosphorous but what is in my fish food and Delta GH+ that raises my gH. I water change from 1-3 times a week since Im neurotic. Oh I have a moonlight that is set to turn on at 7pm till 10 pm..
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Just curious Steve...would you know why Im a " Algae Grower"? is that the moderators decision...LOL.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Just curious Steve...would you know why Im a " Algae Grower"? is that the moderators decision...LOL.
I think moderators use a special app that lets them see your tanks

Or, maybe it is just automatically assigned by the number of posts you have made.

Nah! It must be the first one.
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