Afraid of the light

  1. J

    Joeyfishguy Valued Member Member

    So I have a t5 HO duel with 2 39 watt lights so I'm afraid to use both with would make it about 78watts and it's a 40g I'm afraid bc last time it broke out in algae and I don't want it to happen someone please give me advise!

    Plants are Amazon swords, 2 kinds crypts, micro swords and a type of bulbs plant
     
  2. OP
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    J

    Joeyfishguy Valued Member Member

    Help?
     
  3. jetajockey

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    What are the dimensions of the tank? A 2 bulb t5ho isn't all that much, but it can put you in high light on shorter tanks.

    As far as algae outbreaks go, intense lighting can spur it on, but it's more often a result of excess nutrients and/or lack of available Co2 for the plants.
     
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    Joeyfishguy Valued Member Member

    I don't know the exact dimensions it's a 40 g breeder