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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

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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

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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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