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Old 02-19-2014, 05:09 AM   #1
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Quad 39w T5HO on 180L

Hi, looking for some input- been running a quad t5ho fitting (4x39w t5ho tubes) on my 180L planted tank for a year now and now wanted to start looking at some more complex plants, CO2 etc and "assumed" I had up near a couple wpg, only to realise I'm falling short of even 1wpg. Have I got this right?

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Just occurred to me I was confusing litres with uk gallons, duh!
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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With T5HO's you go by Par not watts per gallon which is very outdated. With that lighting you can grow just about any plant.
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Cheers Rivercats, obv still a lot more learning for me in this area of fish keeping, but thanks for that. Will get back to reading
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Happy to say 4 days into CO2 and drop checker is green, most plants continuously pearling at a slow an even rate throughout photoperiod and most already having a noticeable growth. Really enjoying this new branch of FW, totally subdued my itch to have a go at marine. Now lookin up info an recommends on best EI ferts to continue since am just on shop bought liquids...
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