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How Much Light For My Tank?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by eVolution, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. eVolution

    eVolution New Member

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    Some specs before I start rambling on.

    Tank: around 30 gallons.
    Lights: 3 LED strips, 2x white, 1x RGB
    Time controller: TC420
    CO2: none
    Substrate: Dirt and laterite

    Plants:
    Pistia stratiotes
    Microsorum Pteropus (Java fern)
    Vallisneria spiralis
    Staurogyne sp. "Bihar"
    Nymphoides hydrophylla
    Rotala rotundifolia
    Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss)

    If I'm correct these plants can be labeled as 'low maintenance' and 'low light'. But how much is 'low light'?
    I've been told that LED-strips are insufficient for plants, or at least bad, by several experts on a Dutch forum. But I figured it might be enough for the plants I wanted. The question is, is it enough and how many hours and how intense (how much %) do you reckon I need to turn them on?
    Thanks in advance for any information, advice and wisdom! :)
     
  2. Joao

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  3. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Lifetime Member
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    It'd help if you posted a pic or two of your lights, and then maybe we could give you a more definitive answer ;)
     
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