I wanted to know if I have sufficient lighting for my 150 gallon. I am going to run a 72" 3x80 watt T5HO fixture with laddered bulbs so that there is lighting across the entire length.
I know the watts/gallon rule really doesn't apply here but I'm concerned that I may be running too little light.
I will be doing easier plants with mostly swords, crypts, anubias, java fern, Wisteria, and possible a few other Hygrophila species.
I will run pressurized CO2 in the aquarium but want to keep it sorta low tech.
Fish will be Geophagus tapajos red head, a school of melanotaenia parva, and a good school of a tetra species. I will also add some scalare down the road.
If i need to add more light, Would a few Ecoxotic Panaroma 8000K fixtures work as a fix?
If not, what do you suggest? Thank you.