help making an aquaticlife t5 ho lamp work for a low tech
I have had this particular setup for years, to this day I can't make plants grow. It first started out being high-tech, I gave up on that, took a bulb out of the light, tried growing plants again, still horrible algae and plant growth failure. I was thinking if I can slide something behind the light bulb and cover the mirrored back it would help, what would be safe to out back there to stop the reflection? I can't raise the light anymore up off the tank, its already on legs. The substrate is flourite, I have a canister filter and I added an aquaclear filter for more filtration and water movement. I have more luck with plants in my other tanks that have far less superior lighting. I would rather keep this nice fixture and make it work than replace it with a normal light. The tank is a 50 gallon. Thanks in advance!