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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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High light on low light plants

So i am running 2watts per gallon on my planted tank and am getting decent growth from my dwarf sag and crypts would it be better if i ran with 4 watts per gallon instead?
Just sell my 108 watt light and get a 216 for my 55gal.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 04:54 AM
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What brand is your light? If it is almost anything except a FishNeedIt brand you already have very high light. You need to be using pressurized CO2, and a complete fertilizer dosing scheme. Low light plants just grow much faster with high light, provided they also have the nutrients needed to grow faster.

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high light for low light plants needs to be with good and balanced nutrient regiment plus water changes. if you slip up its an algae storm.
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