re:New Light Setup

>From: krandall at world_std.com (Karen A Randall)
>Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 09:24:08 -0400
>Re: New light setup
>I don't think it's possible to put "too much" flourescent light over a tank. 
> Just remember that you have to supplement CO2 and trace elements in high 
>light conditions to keep the tank in balance.  If you don't want to do that, 
>you need to stick with less light, and low-light tolerant plants.  

Karen, are you saying that you *need* CO2 and and trace elements to
keep a tank in balance if you have high light?  To, me, it seems you
are implying that without CO2 and trace elements, you cannot cultivate
high-light plants.  My experience is that it is possible to use high
light in a low-tech tank, but you do need to keep the fish load down
and ensure that the nutrient levels in the tank don't get high enough
to cause an algae problem.

 Shaji Bhaskar,                                             bhaskar at bnr_ca
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