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Old 12-26-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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What lighting would you say I have?

I was curious what level of lighting you think I have. By level i mean low, medium or high. It's a five gallon tank (10x10x12 inches tall) and it has a 13w daylight spiral cfl bulb on it.
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Is the bulb on its side or pointing at the tank?
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Is the bulb on its side or pointing at the tank?
Pointing at the tank-but it has reflectors in it. It's in an architect's lamp
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i have the same setup and i think it is in the low to low-medium light category but don't take my word for it.
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i have the same setup and i think it is in the low to low-medium light category but don't take my word for it.
My tank seems super bright for that level. I'll post a pic
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I would say medium high to high near the focus if the reflector, degrading to low light around the edges. If the light is elevated, it will be less light but better distribution.

High-medium-low light doesn't really have much meaning as all tanks, bulbs, and reflectors are different, and is just a ball park measure at best.
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