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Lighting on my 30 gal

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I currently have a 30 gallon (30'L x 13'W x 18'H) I Have a 50 watt T5HO with individual lamp reflectors. One lamp is a 12,000K True Lumen, and the other is True Lumen Freshwater T5HO. Will this lighting setup be okay for most plants?
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I suspect you have more than "high" light, probably enough to make controlling algae very difficult. If you were to raise that light fixture about 6-8 inches you would have high medium light, which would make it a lot easier to keep algae away, but you would still need pressurized CO2. Raising it about a foot above the top of the tank would still let you grow almost all plants, but it would then be easy to avoid algae problems.
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