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Old 10-05-2005, 11:41 PM   #31
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Light dilema

I had a creeping charlie in that tank and it decided that it no longer wanted to live. Now I had this plant in my old community tank and replanted it in my new tank. I am thinking it just didn't like the move... now there are no live plants in this tank and I wasn;t sure how much light the fish needed.
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you only need enough light to see the fish, nothing more. if you have plants (which you don't anymore) thats a different story.
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So I should be fine with a std shop light 40 watt set of bulbs??? Do you think that will slow down the growth of the algae, or maybe even stop it?
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OK.. maybe I can help.. you can get some plants that are approprate for the amount of light and the size tank.. or lower the light intensity..
How big is your tank?
And what bulb(s) and what ballast did you overdive with.. whats the ballasts rating.. example- 4-F32T8 or 2-F32T8? so I can estamate exactly how much light your working with..

If you used one of these 2-F32T8 on a single 4 foot 40watt bulb you have ~60watts of light? 8)
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So I should be fine with a std shop light 40 watt set of bulbs??? Do you think that will slow down the growth of the algae, or maybe even stop it?
If you get the 5000k daylight bulbs you will grow algae without problem.
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