Afraid of the light

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Joeyfishguy, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. JoeyfishguyValued MemberMember

    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
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    JoeyfishguyValued MemberMember

  3. jetajockey

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    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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    JoeyfishguyValued MemberMember

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

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