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Emersed HC - Such thing as too much light?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Vox, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Vox

    Vox Junior Poster

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    I am growing HC emersed. I have an Aquaticlife 6 x54w T5 HO unit. I am currently using 4 lights for 12 hours. Should I be using all six? or should I only use 2? Should the photo period be longer or shorter? Would love some suggestions.
     
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    Welcome, Yes, Dunno


    Hi,


    The answer to the thread question is yes.:calm:

    Welcome!:D

    The rest depends on information you have chosen not to provide.;):highly_amused:

    Biollante
     
  3. Vox

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    lol sorry :) What information would be helpful? The tank is 48" L x 18" W x 24 H The light is approx 24" from the substrate. I am using 6700k and 3 colormax bulbs. The tank is covered with plastic wrap on top to keep moist. Soil is Eco-complete.
     
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    The Goldilocks Zone

    Hi,

    Yes that information helps, if it were a 40-gallon breeder that would be really high light, if it were a 1200-gallon tank it would be really low.
    :highly_amused:

    The light sounds about right to me.
    :)

    I would probably use 4-bulbs 10 or 12 hours a day during dry start and if I were mainly growing HC, I would use all 6-bulbs, 10 or 12 hours per day.
    :cool:

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    Thanks a ton :)
     
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