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Old 05-22-2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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Do you have Amy advice on lighting? I have a 42g hex so it's 24"x24". I have a dual t5ho light is that enough for planted?
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #12
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Do you have Amy advice on lighting? I have a 42g hex so it's 24"x24". I have a dual t5ho light is that enough for planted?

How big is your fixture? I am not sure how to mount the T5 on a Hex. Suspend it maybe? But hey, I also have a 35 gallon Hex and I went with a Kessil A150W as a substitute for a Hamilton 175Watt Metal Halide fixture. Because your tank is bigger than mine, you may need a Kessil A360. The A360 is more powerful than mine and they are made for reef aquariums, but You can manually tune them to 6500k and use them in a planted aquarium. I will not kid you...Kessils are pricey. Here are some options that I see: 1. A Hamilton 175Watt Metal Halide Pendant. 2. A Kessil A360. 3. Two Kessil A150WEs. 4. Try some clamp lamps with 23Watt CFL bulbs. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=153195
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #13
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Still chalky.
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Still chalky.
It will clear up. Just let your tank cycle while the water clears. I have the same substrate as you. It took mine a couple of weeks.
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Two of those light fixtures may work for you. I would try just the one at first and then if that didn't produce enough light I would look into a second fixture.
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Do you think it's safe to put plants in it mid next week?
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Do you think it's safe to put plants in it mid next week?
Sure. BUT, don't get mad when more particles stir.
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That light has a 6700k and a colormax.
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That light has a 6700k and a colormax.
Yeah. See how the plants respond. You may be OK.
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