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**To**:**<aquatic-plants at actwin_com>****Subject**:**lighting small tanks, watts per gallon rule?****From**:**"Bev" <bevgreen at cygnus_uwa.edu.au>**- Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:56:42 -0800

Hi all, I have a 30 litre = 8 gallon tank, dimensions 46x25x30cm. The tank currently houses a breeding pair of blue Rams. I would like to turn this into a 'plant' tank. The tank is currently lit with a 2 foot 6500k fluro tube. This is aproximately 2 watts per gallon. Due to the tanks small volume surely it needs more light? lets say 2 tubes? this would give about4 watts per gallon which in this case would not be a very bright tank. Maybe I should stick with 1 tube and grow low light plants. Any ideas much appreciated. Is there a watts per gallon rule for small tanks, To achive the moderate lighting ie. 2 watts per gallon on a 55 gallon, in a small tank, what is the rule? Daniel Green bevgreen at cygnus_uwa.edu.au

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