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Old 07-08-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Lighting for a freshwater non-planted tank

I have a 60 gallon tank and have two 18" 15 watt fluorescent fixtures. They are Power-Glo bulbs, 18000 K. Should this be sufficient or do I need more light?

I read one place that a recommended level is 1-3 watts per gallon. And I'm barely hitting on 0.5 watts per gallon.
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that is only for planted tanks, without plants you should be fine.
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Ya you should be perfectly fine if you don't have real plants.
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Ok, good thanks guys.
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I will add that 18K is pretty blue? you may want to look into something lower in Kelvin to get a warmer glow. depending on teh fish and aquascaping.
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