Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-22-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 359
65W light on 20 gallon high tank. Light is on 6 hours/day

I am setting up a 20 gallon high tank (16" high, but after less substrate, it is only 13" high), with a Coralife 65w PC light. If I let the light on 5 or 6 hours per day, do I need have pressurized CO2? I have low-medium light plants.

I am planing to have shrimp and other very friendly fish like cory cat and bristlenose pleco or fry in it only. I think they may like dark more and room light is enough for rest of daytime.
__________________

__________________
gu2high is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
I think you'll find with that setup you'll eventually want CO2. Can probably get away without it for a while though. I have that same setup and it does very well with CO2.
__________________

__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
travis simonson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 2,073
I with neilanh, you'll probably want to consider CO2 somewhere down the line if you plan on continuing to use that light. Light intensity and photoperiod are not linear when it comes to trade-offs. I suspect you may run into to some algae issues sooner or later, even with a six hour light-cycle. I hope I'm wrong though
__________________
ďThere is something in the quality of a good translation that can never be captured in the original.Ē
-William Gibson
travis simonson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 359
Yes, I know I will have algae problem. I want to try it first and I want to raise red cherry shrimps and American flag fish fry, may be other shrimps and snails too. They like to eat algae so I hope there is enough algae for them to eat, but not too overwhelming though. If really need CO2, I may use my current DIY CO2 bottles first.
__________________
gu2high is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
20 gallon, light, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this enough light for a 29 gallon low light planted tank? FastFly67 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 09-22-2008 02:56 PM
hours/day of light? Tostada Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 14 08-19-2006 12:56 PM
20 gallon softwater high light azn_fishy55 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 07-29-2006 08:06 PM
What hours do you light your tank? Phyl Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 01-18-2005 12:36 PM
How many hours a day do you light your tank? TomK2 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 12-15-2004 08:30 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.