Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Would my set up be "high light"
Alright, so I know this is really vague, but I'm trying to get a better idea of how my tank is set up and just looking for opinions. I have 2 vertically placed CFL over my 10 gallon, both are about 13 inches above substrate. One is a 13watt the other is 23 watt, both 6500k. I recently added DIY co2 and everything in the tank including the dwarf hairgrass is pearling. My tank looks like a snow globe. Would this be an indication that I have achieved "high light". Outside of the hairgrass the highest light plant i have is water sprite, otherwise it's just crypts, amazon sword, and a couple kinds of anubias so I really can't tell. Trying to get a better idea because this set up has only been like this for about 2 days and I want to know if I need to add more light or not so I can work on getting a carpet. I know my best bet would be getting my hands on a PAR meter and checking the output in the tank, but I haven't been able to find anyone that has one and there's no clubs/LFS within 2 hours of me. So based off of what little cryptic information I have given you, what's your take on it? And is there other ways besides going off PAR or watts per gallon that I could use to figure out if I have high light or not?