What is low light?

robinnight

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I'm going to try the low light/low maintenance method for a 10 gal. I've been looking at high light options for my crazy amounts of money high tech setup I think I'm confused about what is low light for a 10 gallon :) 65W CF's would be way to high right? What about one of the classic hood with the screw in type sockets with some 15W x 2 lighting? Or what else would you suggest?
 

Tom Barr

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2x 15 W of normal FL's is a good amount of light for a 10 gal.
You might consider a single T5 20-18W range bulb also.

These will grow about anything you might desire with good ample CO2/Excel etc.

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Tom Barr
 

Gerryd

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Hi,

A 10 gal is a small tank and for low light I would not use anything more than 1 decent 15w bulb. A normal flourescent tube or similar should do fine.