Now, if i'm doin something foolish, slap me on the wrist, lol
I've got a coralife 96watt 20 inch fixture, on a perfecto 44 gallon pentagon.
Now, i have some driftwood right in the middle of my tank, it goes from top to bottom.
The problem: Algae likes to grow like a weed right where the light blasts on the top of the driftwood stump (see gallery to see what i'm talking about)
I've got realitivly low-light plants in there, and my hornwort is looking ugly and brown due to the high light, though it is growing nicely.
My 17 watt "stock" light that came with the tank was not enough. I'm finding this to be too much at the moment, so what i've done is cut some black plastic squares and put it underneath the light so it doesn't shine directly on problem area's of my tank.
Will this have some unforseen concequence?I used plastic from a CD jewel, and i know that it can withstand at least boiling temperature before melting, so i'm not worried about heat. Anything else you can think of?
Its pretty funny that I'm trying to reduce my lighting when everyone else always talks about getting more. I just don't have the money for a proper CO2
system, and i'm realizing now my tank layout isn't optimal with the tall driftwood going from top to bottom in the middle of my tank.
What are your thoughts? (please take it easy, lol)