Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Huber Heights,Oh.
Complete noob!! Little help needed!
This is my story! I decided to get into the planted tank hobby. I wanted nothing less than a 100g and the wife didn't want anything bigger than 30g. I found a 65g that was really dirty for $45, so we compromised. I spent 2 days cleaning it up and it has held water for 3 days now. GREAT DEAL!!!!! I also found a DIY 36" t5ho retrofit kit at some old ladies house who no longer needed it ( husband passed ) got it for $50. It has really nice reflectors, the only thing I need are the bulbs. I through together a canopy to sit atop the tank, smaller than I would have liked, but the wife is happy with it, so I will deal. When I mount the t5ho kit to the canopy, it will put the bulbs about 25-26" off the substrate.
My question is, Is this enough light, too much light?
I also plain on installing the lights about 5" off the front and back edges and about 7" between them. Is that good?
I do plain on running co2, ferts and the like. All of which on order.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.