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Is This High Or Low Tech Lighting Im Using

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by BigBass26, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. BigBass26

    BigBass26 New Member

    Aug 23, 2018
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    iv got a 5ft 30inch 30inch tank around 880litre running and have 2 x t5 tubes 54watt and a fluval 2.0 fresh and plant led unit 46 watt

    lights on at 16.00 to 23.30

    I don't dose co2 or do liquid carbon
  2. steve todd

    steve todd Member

    Dec 15, 2017
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    Hope this helps

    Aquarium light levels:

    Low lights are between 1 - 2 watts per gallon (0.3 - 0.5 watt/litre)
    Medium lights are between 2 - 3 watts per gallon (0.5 - 0.8 w/l)
    High lights have 3 watts per gallon or higher (0.8 w/l or higher)

    How to calculate the light level:

    Divide the total aquarium light wattage with the aquarium volume (gallons or litres) to get the light level per gallon/litre.

    e.g. Lets say the aquarium is 48 gallons (180 litres) and has 2 x 30 watt fluorescent tubes.
    2x30 watt = 60 watts in total over the aquarium
    60 watts divided by 48 galls = 1.25 w/g, or
    60 watts divided by 180 litres = 0.33 w/l
    meaning this is a low-light set-up.

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