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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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10 gallon lighting and other q's..

im interested if this light ( http://www.finnex.net/index.php?opti...hk=1&Itemid=61 ) will provide high lighting for a ten gallon. it has a 26watt bulb. ill get it with a 6500k bulb.

also i just won a 65 watt straight pin compact coralife on a fifteen gallon. the fifteen probably isnt small enough to be a nano..

i do plan to run pressurized c02 and dose fertalizer on both tanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 04:30 AM
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Yes, it should put the area directly under the light in Very high light. However with the length of a 10g it might not cover the whole tank in high light. I have a similar light and the reflector seems to direct the light straight down which is perfect for cube or hex tanks.

And the other light is probably too much for the 15G.

I have 3 tanks going the two tanks with medium light run super smooth. The one tank with way too much light (2x24W T5HO on 20g high) has been having non-stop algae problems. Once I get some spare money I'm going to get something to suspend my light a bit higher.

What I would suggest doing is using that 65 watt fixture and suspend it maybe 6 inches above your 10G and use it to light both tanks.
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the 65 watt fixture is too big for a ten gallon.. but thanks for your reply! I'm wondering if i should look into t5 fixture for the ten so it will cover the whole tank
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a t5 is definitely too much light. What I'm saying is that 65 Watt CFL is enough light for both your tanks combined. You should suspend it over both your tanks so they share the light.
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I do not want to do it because they will be in two separate rooms... you say that the finnex will provide very hight light directly underneath it but what what about the rest of the tank?
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