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i have 3.45 watts/gal right now on my 55 gal tank. if i were to up the wattage to, say, 4 or 5 watts per gallon what would the benefits of this be (provided i match the light with enough plant nutrients)?
 

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since i got high light fixture - i never have algea (but green spots on the front glass that i have to clean on a weekly basis)
 

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You have plenty of light for most applications.

Master a 3 wpg tank first, work out the kinks, and then experiment.
 

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Agree with error.
At almost 3.5 watts/gal., especially if it is CF, you can grow just about anything.
Higher wattage will increase variety of plants and give redder reds and faster growth.
With that, however, comes a host of other issues including tank balance, a lot more work, and a lot more pruning.
IMO, it's not worth all the hassles involved, and should not be considered unless you have a thorough knowledge of tank management.

Len
 
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