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mpertz
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PostPosted: 2011.09.07(Wed)20:31    Post subject: Planted Aquarium Lighting Reply with quote

I have a 15 Gallon planted 24" X 12" aquarium. I purchased a 24" T5 Fixture that has 4 x 24W 6700K for a total of 96W. Do you think is too much light for a 15 Gallon Planted Aquarium? I have NutraFin CO2 Natural Plant System setup as well. I have low to medium light required plants
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2011.09.08(Thu)7:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, yes, way too much. Especially for for is essentially a yeast CO2 reactor. You would probably need pressurised CO2 and a heavy duty fertilization schedule to keep up.

Perhaps try running only two tubes in the fixture, does it have individual switches?
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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.09.09(Fri)11:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL way to much... I am running 108 on a 75gal.

You will probably need to raise that fixture a good 6", and that co2 system there will have consistancy issues.
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