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

Pierre-Luc Boily

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Hello,

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?

Thx