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hello guys this is my first post here hope you can help.i have a 63 litre tank with one t8 light tube this cant be changed as i have the rekord 600 tank looking to upgrade to a t5 canopy with 2 24 watt tubes will this be ok would it be classed as low medium or high lighting thanks in advance.
 

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Rather than thinking about lighting in terms of wattage, it is best to think about it in terms of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).

Here is a good article written by Hoppy regarding the topic:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=105774

You can determine how much light you will have at substrate level using the chart.
 

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It depends on the height of the tank, and the quality of the brand of fixture.

You should find your answers in the article above though^^
 

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thanks for replying guys my tank is 12 deep and my light fixture would be 4 inch above tank.
You will need to specify if you are using T5NO or T5HO as well.

As mentioned, the lighting fixture that you are using will also affect the amount of lighting you have (i.e. whether they have reflectors, etc)

Here is a more up-to-date guide written by Hoppy for your perusal.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368
 
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