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  1. utilities21
    02-22-2018 11:20 AM - permalink
    utilities21
    Hi everyone!..
    I am planning to set up a dirted tank this time with affordable lights. This is my second tank. And i'm planning to use T5 HO light fixture (or a DIY set up, whichever is cheaper) for this tank unlike the LED fixture that i've used in my old tank.
    Mine is a 23 Gal tank with 15" depth. I am going to set it up with Organic Potting mixture and then cap it with a sand layer. I am planning to grow fast growing healthy plants like Amazon sword, Java Fern. Ludwigia, Hygrophila, Staurogynae Repens etc.
    Of course no Co2.

    Can i please get some help on the lighting issue since have no idea about the wattage of T5 HO bulbs that would be appropriate.
    By what i read over the internet, in forums, i inferred I need, for a tank that size, at least 45 watts of lighting , say, two cool white (6500K) T5 HO lamps and one warm white (3000 K) lamp around 15-18 watts each.

    will that be too much light? Do i need more?

    some suggestions would be much appreciated!
    thanks!

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    Medical professional

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03-28-2018
02:07 PM - utilities21 quoted Triche01 in post Ich in my betta chilli rasboras and rcs tank
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02:47 AM - utilities21 quoted PlantedRich in post Eheim classic 250 canister filter making a lot of noise
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03-27-2018
06:24 PM - utilities21 quoted PlantedRich in post Eheim classic 250 canister filter making a lot of noise
The low flow indicates there is ...
03-25-2018
04:12 AM - utilities21 quoted PlantedRich in post Molly fish died
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03-08-2018
01:59 PM - utilities21 quoted roadmaster in post Mixing dirt with ADA?
Good practice is to change 30 t...
08:47 AM - utilities21 quoted roadmaster in post Mixing dirt with ADA?
[QUOTE=roadmaster;10841161]You could d...
03-05-2018
02:46 AM - utilities21 quoted SonnyRay in post Is this lighting ok for vallinersa?
[QUOTE=SonnyRay;10836425]I have a 10...
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I am looking for some sugge...
02-28-2018
12:13 PM - nickquinteros quoted utilities21 in post Fertilisers for a dirted tank
Thanks for the reply i'd keep t...
08:39 AM - utilities21 quoted nickquinteros in post Fertilisers for a dirted tank
I currently run a dirted 20 gallon...
05:55 AM - nickquinteros quoted utilities21 in post Fertilisers for a dirted tank
Hello everyone... I am planning ...
02-27-2018
11:09 AM - utilities21 quoted tamsin in post Sunlight in a Dry start method
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02-26-2018
10:39 AM - utilities21 quoted Henri in post Java Moss under high light?
Hi everyone, This thing h...
02-23-2018
11:32 AM - utilities21 quoted jrygel in post will 30 watt be too much?
You will have the power to ...
02-22-2018
02:26 PM - utilities21 quoted Greggz in post A newbie
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02-20-2018
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09:57 AM - utilities21 quoted natemcnutty in post Adding Aquasoil to an established tank
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