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Hello just purchased a used 72g bowfront and would like to set up a planted SA blackwater tank for Discus. I already have 4-54watt T5 ballest that were going in another project but decided to go LEDs on the reeftank.
My questions are:
  1. Should I go ahead and build the canopy and set it up for 4 bulbs?
  2. I have the option of wiring each ballest seperate to a timer. This would allow me to run 1 tube for a full 10hrs, 2 tubes for 6hrs, and the last for 2-4hrs peek.
Tank will be mostly swords. This is a rough description. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to ask away!! :fish:
 

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If you aren't going to use CO2 it may be hard to use that light fixture well. One thing to try is running just the two farthest apart bulbs, with the light about 6-8 inches above the top of the tank. Without CO2 don't even think of trying all four bulbs at once.
 
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