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Is My Light Is Ok For Low-tech Moderately Planted.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Pierre-Luc Boily, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Pierre-Luc Boily

    Pierre-Luc Boily New Member

    Jul 4, 2018
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    2 months ago I bought this tank : The fluval vista 23g
    • Capacity : 23g
    • Aquarium Size : 30” x 12” x 18” (76 x 30 x 45.7 cm)
    • LED Watts : 8.4 W
    • LED Lumens : 800 LM
    • LED Color Temp. : 8000 K

    At this time, I thought that my light was way to weak to grow plants,so I bought a T5HO 2x24w. After a lot of algae and further reading, I realized that 800LM might be OK for the plants I own. Moreover, a guy from planted tank forum who own this same tank told me that the PAR is 30 at substrate level.

    My plants are :
    • Hygrophila siemensis 53b
    • Microsorum pterotus narrow
    • taxyphyllum spiky
    • crytocoryne x willisi
    • bacopa compact
    • anubia petite
    • anubia gracilis
    • anubia nana
    • Bucephalandra
    So, is this light is OK?


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