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Hi, Is fluval 13w CFL 6400 K bright enough?
I have a fluval spec pico tank measured 7'' 3/8 * 7" 3/8 * 10" (2 gallon) is the light bright enough for nesaea and hc? I heard that wpg is not accurate enough for small tank like mine.

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I am using one currently. It is definitely a vast improvement over the led light that comes with the spec. I am growing low light plants at the moment so it is more than enough, but It does appear bright enough for moderately high light plants. At 25 bucks each (amazon.com) they are not too expensive, why not get one and if you need to then get another and run 2 side by side.
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I have one in a 5 gallon with anubias nana and java moss. Works good.
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This is the article that got me thinking.
here is my simple calculation:
1, surface area of my tank:
7"-3/8" * 10" (1 side) = 70.4
70.4 * 4 = 281.5 (4 sides)
(7"-3/8")^2 = 54.4 (bottom)
54.4+281.5= 336 (total surface area)
2, 6400k / 336 = 19lsi

19 lsi is n't too bright at all, and i need 30lsi
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isn't anubias nana a low light plant? but what i have in my tank are hc (hemianthus cuba) and neseae crausicaullis.
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isn't anubias nana a low light plant? but what i have in my tank are hc (hemianthus cuba) and neseae crausicaullis.
If you dont want to do 2 13 watt fluval pc lights, look on ebay for "finnex light" they are 26w 6500k and they are cheap too. 36 bucks shipped...

I was able to use this to grow hc on a 4 gallon tank, Im sure it will work great for what you need it for.
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isn't anubias nana a low light plant? but what i have in my tank are hc (hemianthus cuba) and neseae crausicaullis.
I am using the Fluval 13w compact light on my spec and at one point I had both HC and Glasso growing just fine. I have since removed the HC and put that into my 1 gallon nano and now just HC in the spec.

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