Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ebi/Flora Lighting Question
I have a quick question about the lighting that comes with the Fluval Flora/Ebi. It is a 13 W 6500k CFL over about 7.9 gallons of water. I pulled a quick one on Fluval and got a free one because the light bulb was burnt out upon arrival so I have two. I have had two lights running about 10 hours a day and I have had a lot of algae forming especially on my anubias nana leaves. I have a Paintball co2 hooked up to a glass diffuser that I turn on and off with the lights.
Is one light enough to support a carpet in this tank? I know we cant live and die by the watts per gallon rule but I think the light may not penetrate that deep. If one wont work is two lights over kill?