Beamswork LED - Too bright? Algae. Hiding Fish.
I am currently using a 36” Beamswork DA FSPEC LED on my 12” deep 22 gallon. I cannot find PAR data for this specific model at all.
Very recently I had a HUGE algae bloom (new tank, had just reached the end of cycle) which I am still controlling.
I finally just stocked the tank with:
- 15 Neon Tetras
- 6 Otocinclus
- 4 Amano Shrimp (LFS only had 4 left).
Everyone seems to be doing fine except they all “hide” during the day when the lights are on. Once it’s lights out, everyone in the tank is as active as can be. They have only been in there a few days so I understand they need to adjust to their new setting but they literally just hide during the day.
My water parameters are fine. PH in 6.5 range with a slight drop to around 6.0 after Co2 has been on. Co2 around 30ppm (using drop checker method). 0-0.25 Ammonia, 0 Nitrites and under 20ppm Nitrates.
Is it possible that my LED is just way too bright? Considering the algae issues and now that the fish are hiding?
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