Lighting requirements

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Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Jan 6, 2006
Halifax, NovaScotia, Canada
I have 4- 40 W florescent light in my 50 gallon tanks. I was thinking of maybe getting a few polyps and mushrooms. Is my current lighting good or should I add a few more bulbs. thanks alot matt
Placed high up they may do fine. Its hard to not get shrooms to grow. Polyps can be tempermental..160w is a little over 3 watts/gal. You might consider switching to something like these..

You didn't mention the length so I picked 48" as an example. Consider using a 50/50 mix of 10ks and actinics.

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