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Test or Check Lighting intensity

I have 18 Gallon Fresh water tank with
Fish :-
  1. 4 Ghost Shrimp
  2. 3 Guppies
  3. 1 Honey Gourami and
  4. 2 Amano shrimp.
Plants :-
  1. Hair Grass
  2. Anabus Nana
  3. Java moss on drift wood
  4. Anacharis
  5. Cabomba Green

I am using Scheam Products like
  1. Flourish Liquid
  2. Flourish Tablets
  3. Flourish Iron
  4. Flourish Excel
  5. Flourish Nitrogen
  6. Flourish Potassium
  7. Flourish Phosphorus

I have just started with above products. But i want to know how far my light is good or bad for my plants. As I mentioned it is not mention anything how much watt. So is there any way to test intensity easy and fast way.
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We need more information

type of lighting
duration of light cycle
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We need more information

type of lighting
duration of light cycle
Hi,

What kind of information you are looking for ?

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We need more information

type of lighting
duration of light cycle
Type of Light is LED which is White and Blue
Duration I am keeping for atleast 10 hours I don have any timer so I can say 10 hrs more or less

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where it is available and which brand is accurate ?
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If you can get stuff from ebay, Hoppy has figured out a pretty cheap way to convert a lux meter into a pretty useable par meter.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ight=par+meter

While a par meter is a cool gadget to have, you can do without. Less light or more light, your plants and/or algae will tell you. After you figure out your light's intensity, it's probably only useful if you're rescaping or changing out your light. That's probably why some people just rely on their local club's par meter or try to borrow it from a local fish store if they're friendly with them.
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