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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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What is my lighting level?

I have 72" tank with a 48" T5HO fixture. I am currently running 1 Giesemann Aquaflora and 1 Giesemann Midday. My fixture is 2" above water surface.

Do you consider my lighting medium or high? I can add bulbs to my fixture.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 12:40 AM
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I would say you are medium light.
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I think it would depend greatly on where you are measuring and how well the light is distributed to the ends since the fixture isn't covering the entire length of the tank. There's a good deal of space that isn't directly under the lighting.
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What is the hight of the tank? The light intensity depends on the distance between the light and the substrate.

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Tank height is 24" with 4" ecocomplete.

Since the light does not cover entire tank length, I plan to keep low light plants there like java ferns
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