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I Have 75 Watts Over 10 Gallon. Too Much?

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The glossos in my tank have started growing, but I noticed that they are growing vertically instead of spreading out horizontally. Seems like they want more light, so I added another 15 watts to the original 60 watts, a total of 75 watts. The bulbs are Coralife Day-Max Freshwater Aquarium flourescent bulbs.
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I think that the problem here is Iamthuyduong is thinking that just placing more light over the tank will solve the problem. She has 5 bulbs over the tank. That means she has a very large amount of re-strike. I see no mention of any kind of reflectors. In this case I would guess that 75 watts over the tank actually means around 35-40 at the most in the tank.
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