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Old 11-22-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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lighting issue?


Hi I have a 46g bowfront. I'm running 2x satellite LED+ with pressurized c02. Fully planted running incog fert regimen. Do these satellites produce enough light? Seems like my tank should be thriving more. Thanks for any input.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:52 PM   #2
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Here's some par charts, looks like you're in the 40-ish range. http://current-usa.com/aquarium-led-...ater-led-plus/ .
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:03 AM   #3
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Here's some par charts, looks like you're in the 40-ish range. http://current-usa.com/aquarium-led-...ater-led-plus/ .
I understand the PAR chart. How close would you say I am to High Light?
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:07 AM   #4
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Hi twinboost,

What nutrients are you dosing?
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I understand the PAR chart. How close would you say I am to High Light?
It depends on who you ask because people have different opinions where one level ends and another one begins. I consider 40 to be in the lower range of medium light.

The best thing you can do is observe your plants. The cabomba looks like it could use more light, it's very leggy. And the rotala(?) is fuller at the top where it is closer to the light. To me it looks like you have plenty for the low light plants, but probably not enough for the more demanding plants to flourish. That is just my opinion, assuming light is the current limiting factor, and not ferts or co2.
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I understand the PAR chart. How close would you say I am to High Light?
That is a PAR table.

Here are some commonly accepted PAR ranges for lighting:
Values between 10-30 are considered low light.
Values between 30-80 are considered medium light.
Values between 80-120 are considered high light.

Source: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=160396
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:24 AM   #7
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Hi twinboost,

What nutrients are you dosing?
Hi,
I'm dosing the dry frets that I got from Incog (I believe his /her name was) 3x each weekly of micro and macro. Also started doing root tabs about a month ago. I'm a noob to a well planted tank.
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The best thing you can do is observe your plants. The cabomba looks like it could use more light, it's very leggy. And the rotala(?) is fuller at the top where it is closer to the light. To me it looks like you have plenty for the low light plants, but probably not enough for the more demanding plants to flourish. That is just my opinion, assuming light is the current limiting factor, and not ferts or co2.
I agree I need more light. Im running co2 pressurized should be near 30 ppm but I rarely have any pearling. My hair grasses have pretty much died off. I wanna try to get to High-Med light, maybe that'll help plants on the bottom thrive.

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That is a PAR table.

Here are some commonly accepted PAR ranges for lighting:
Values between 10-30 are considered low light.
Values between 30-80 are considered medium light.
Values between 80-120 are considered high light.

Source: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=160396

Thanks that helps, think I'd like to get to around 80-90 PAR
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I'm dosing the dry frets that I got from Incog (I believe his /her name was) 3x each weekly of micro and macro. Also started doing root tabs about a month ago. I'm a noob to a well planted tank.


I agree I need more light. Im running co2 pressurized should be near 30 ppm but I rarely have any pearling. My hair grasses have pretty much died off. I wanna try to get to High-Med light, maybe that'll help plants on the bottom thrive.

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Thanks that helps, think I'd like to get to around 80-90 PAR
IF you kept the 2 you have, you would have to add one or 2 more..
Or throw something like this in the mix..
http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Aquar...t-p/56426p.htm
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