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Hi everyone tomorow im getting a ADA 60p from aqua forrest:bounce: Im thinking of going the T5HO route tank is 18gal 24x12x14. Im planning to grow riccia HC and hair grass with pressurized c02. Anyone have any say on the current nova extreme

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produ...ll&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Np=1&N=2004&Nty=1
or Im thinking of getting this for asthetic reasons.http://cgi.ebay.com/2-lamp-2-foot-T...9884287QQihZ008QQcategoryZ42225QQcmdZViewItem 4000 lumens (2 4ft 40watt flourecent bulb equal about the same lumens) a couple people told me this is enough and aqua forrest sells their own 2x24w T5 HO. let me know your opinion.
 

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HC doesn't need that much light. I'd call it a medium light plant. It grew, albeit slowly due to lack of CO2, in my ten gallon with a 36 watt PC (that had a crappy Chinese POS bulb). A 2x24 watt fixture would be nice, but that is quite a lot of light and careful dosing and CO2 would be necessary.

Steven Chong used a 2x65 watt fixture on his 60-P. I use a single 65 watt fixture and I grew Toninas/Erios/other rare demanding plants with ease.
 

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I have ADA aquasoil and pressueized c02 ready to go. please look @ both lights i have in mind but my first choice is the light selling on ebay for price and asthetics.
 
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