Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
You do not NEED high light to go high tech ,and given the tanks volume, and trying to get good distribution of CO2 throughout, I would think lower PAR would not make the distribution of the gas as critical as it would be under very high lighting.
Folk's often say it is better to be able to increase the light at will than to not have enough, but it begs the question..what is enough.?
Any CO2 you can add is gonna have a pronounced affect, but excessive lighting makes it more difficult to provide consistently while under very high lighting compared to lower light energy.
Can use as much light as you want, but I would want the ability to raise the fixture, or dim the intensity.
Will make thing's easier IMHO.