The Planted Tank Forum - Conversation Between jeffkrol and dailey
Conversation Between jeffkrol and dailey
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  1. jeffkrol
    02-02-2017 05:30 PM - permalink
    jeffkrol
    I don't really have much experience w/ this light nor small tanks. I will say they are easy to overlight..
    I do know that, as long as it has a "wall wart" or external transformer, w/ some creative destruction you can add a
    pwm dimmer to it for about $3
    ..
  2. dailey
    02-02-2017 05:05 PM - permalink
    dailey
    I hope you don't mind me messaging you! On the EVO 5 light, I know that the color of the light is very cool and bluish, which I don't mind. The only PAR ratings that I've found are 100 just below the surface and 50 at the bottom of the EVO 5/Spec V. From one source (https://goo.gl/cqYwr4) it seems that the 50-100 PAR range is perfectly fine for what I have planted (anubias nana, crypts, and val), so I'm tempted to stick with the light rather than upgrade.

    My only concern is algae. I want to this to be a low-tech tank, and don't want to have to deal with C02 except maybe a daily dose of Excel if needed. Since you have experience with a similar set up, do you have any advice on that? It seems like the light will be fine for plants, but am I going to have to deal with algae because of how bright it is? If I'm looking at more than just a daily dose of Excel, I'll probably swap out lights for the Stingray or possibly the Satellite LED+.
 
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