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planted tank lighting help

4 years 7 months ago #35323 by DOUGLASC815
disclaimer....... these are my thoughts on this subject. i am by no means an expert on much of anything..lol. But maybe i can help someone out by sharing my experiences in this hobby

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4 years 7 months ago #35322 by DOUGLASC815
a 6 bulb t5 fixture is going to be Very high light for a 30g tank. That being said you would be able to grow just about any plant you wanted in that tank IF you are supplementing nutrients through either liquid or fertilzer salts and have a co2 injection system. without the co2 and nutrient dosing ... or one without the other you are just going to end up with a algae farm. I did a youtube video on my. personal thoughts on aquarium lighting. here is a link to it.

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #35310 by kratos
Hello everyone! I wanted some help on lighting for freshwater planted tanks. I currently have a 30g aquarium with a few live plants under 2 20w 7000k led lights. Its a little too yellow for me so I wanted to switch to maybe t5s. Would a 6 bulb t5 fixture be too much? I was trying to find the same led fixtuers that I have in 15k but no luck. Any help or suggestions of lighting would be great. THanks.

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section. I couldn't find a planted section.
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