Help w/ turning High tech into low tech, Lighting wise
Awhile ago I tried setting up a high tech 50 gallon planted tank, I failed miserably due to several factors. I want to turn that tank into a low tech planted tank now. It has not had any plants in it for at least a year and I removed all the co2 and fancy stuff. I also moved so things have really changed. Right now I just have a hard scape with wood and stones. It has an ecco ehiem canister filter, a aquatic life t5 ho. It only has one 50 w bulb in it but the back is mirrored and the lights are on legs, about 4 inches high I have a glass cover under that. There is flourite on the bottom and I also have a koralia powerhead. So what should I do with the light? I have a t5 light for a 38 gallon available....or I can make the one I have less intense maybe? I would like this tank to have plants and look nice finally... any recommendations would be great.