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Hello Everyone,

I currently have a 130 watt PC fixture on my 60 gallon with pressurized CO2, Eheim 2028, Aqua Clear HOB, and mostly "easy" plants like Hygro, anubias, swords, crypts, bacopa, and rotala.

Will 260 watts be over kill and lead to algae problems?

The reason i ask is because i have a 260 watt fixture that is sitting in storage.
 

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I think you should be able to grow most/all plants with your current setup.

Are you using reflectors? If so what kind?

How deep is your tank?

You could always try picking out a plant or two you want to try and grow and just see how it works, personally I think the 260W would give you more problems than it would help.
 

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The problem is that some 65 watt PC bulb fixtures use very poor reflectors, but others have very good ones. So, it's hard to guess how much light any given fixture will give without seeing the reflectors. A good sign would be reflectors that are at least twice the width of the light bulb, and made of highly polished aluminum.
 

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where can i buy reflectors and how should i retrofit them to my fixture? they are odyssea 48 inch 130 watts.
 
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