Lighting my 100L (~25gal)
well i have finally got myself into gear and got my tank and stand setup. The tank dimensions are approxiamtely 24 inch x 15inch x 18inch (H) or approxiamately 100L of water.
So i need some lighting suggestions, and here are my options.
1. 3x 24w H/O T5's which will give me 72W
2. 4 X 24w H/O T5's to give 96W
3. 2 x 55W CF's to give 110W
4. 150W MH - just one i have laying around
Now really there aint all that much difference there between wattages, but i thought i would ask everyones opinions on it anyway.
Now i have pressurised CO2 for the tank, and wish to grow glosso as a carpet palnt as well as other high light stem plants etc. I want the system to have a little give in it, i.e if i miss fert dose here or there, it aint gonna end in a complete tragedy.
I've searched the forums a bit, and it seems maybe 110W over this tank may be a little to much. Sure it will grow plants very well, but may mean i have to be spot on with my fert dosing etc or i will run into trouble, the same applies for the 150W MH.
So im thinking the option is between the 72W and the 96W T5's
Ideally i would love to use the 150W MH as i have it, so not gonna cost any extra $$, but pretty sure its just not a good option for me to go with.
So if any one would like to state thier opinion on which tway to go, that would be great. If ya need more tank Specs, dont hesitate to ask.
Thanks Guys, Brad.