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Re: [APD] Lighting Question
That's a lot of light. You might be able to hang it high enough over the
tank, use a lot of CO2 and make it work.
If you do try it then I suggest you really pack a lot of plants into the
tank initially -- particularly fast growing stem plants. And I'd dose it
according to Tom's EI approach, which you can find posted a lot of places
including Aquatic Plant Central. That much light is going to cause plants
(or algeae) to eat a lot of ferts and CO2.
Frankly, I'd try to find a different light to use but it never hurts to give
existing equipment a shot.
On 8/8/07, Jeff Britton <jwbrit at gmail_com> wrote:
> Hello! I am new to planted aquariums, though I have been running
> tanks for a couple of years. I have a 49gal freshwater tank, at 3ft deep.
> have not started to plant it yet. For lighting I have a 400 watt metal
> halide pendant, that currently has a 10,000K bulb in it that I originally
> planned to use on a reef tank. I am worried this is too much light. I
> it being so blue will help, and I can position it higher above the tank.
> thoughts? Do I just have to be selective on the plants I select? Thanks!
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