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Old 09-16-2006, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you please tell me what kind of lightning (and how much) would you use for a 520 l heavily planted aquarium? The height is 50 cm.
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I'd try to get between 300 - 400 watts over the tank. I'd recommend T5 tubes... anything with a spectrum between 5,000 and 10,000 should be fine.

This amount of lighting assumes that you are/will be adding CO2 and fertilizing adequately (both macros and micros)...
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Thanks! Of course I'll be adding CO2 and fertilizers.
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