Lighting help for my 8.9 rimless nano
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
jared992
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posts: 27
Default

Lighting help for my 8.9 rimless nano


I have a 8.9 gallon rimless nano tank. The tank is about 19 inches in length so finding a lighting fixture using t5s or similar bulbs is tough. So far I have been using a finnex epoch clip light with a 32 watt agro sun 6500k bulb. The tank is also near a window. I am currently dry starting some HC and DHG. Will my lighting be sufficient or should I get some more light going quickly before I have a die back? The plants look good, but its only been four days since the initial planting.

Thanks
jared992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
cclaeys
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: SLC, UT
Posts: 38
Default

there are plenty of high light choices, but the big question is - do you have co2. Those are typically high light plants and high light = need pressurized co2, otherwise I think you will growing more stringy green stuff than plants.

LED is a good option, the might ray 2 finnex will work
cclaeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
jared992
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posts: 27
Default

Yeah I have a pressurized co2 system that I will install once the tank is filled. Do you think the lighting I have now is adequate? I do not really wanna get another light if I do not have to.
jared992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012