Originally Posted by Delapool
Hi, it sounds like a LED
light I have called a Nemo light. Are you running CO2
into the tank? Ferts?
If not, I'd turn the blue channel off completely for the moment. Mine can be dimmed for a white channel and a blue channel. I'd then try say 50% to 80% on the white channel and 6 hours a day. If not getting algae, then I'd slowly increase week by week. I'm guessing maybe 7 hours at 100% white channel and blue channel completely off. Assuming like mine.
If you are getting no plant growth at substrate (eg runners) I'd increase, if getting algae I'd decrease light. With a new tank, it all takes time. Make a change and give it a week or so to test, then another change. Hope this helps.
Thanks yes it does help a lot!
Yes, it is the Nemo Light I have the 54W freshwater version and it is pretty awesome. I since lowered the lights to 35% and no algae so far so I will increase it little by little. I am still running the lights on the default timer though 12 hours on 12 hours off.
Also I just lowered both white and blue channels to 35% and I am running ferts like excel and flourish excel but not dosing co2
directly just excel. I have flourite substrate and root tabs and stuff in there.
My plants are pretty low light plants though like two anubias and other plants I'm not sure what they are but advertised as low light from LFS
, so I'm a bit concerned about the strength of this light.
Thanks for your response and any other insight would be much appreciated.
Should I lower the blue channel if I'm dosing some ferts? Is a 12 hour photo period totally unacceptable?