29 Gallon Tank How much wattage is good for my tank?

SadSoyBeans

Hi,

I'm getting into more heavily planted tanks than what I've previously had and I've been wondering is my light enough to grow some of the more demanding plants. I have a 26w LED for my 29g tank and im wondering if it'll be enough. A plant like ammania gracilis caught my attention with it's bright red leaves, I'd really like to achieve that level of color in my tank and I'm wondering if you guys think I'd reach it with my light, not necessarily just for ammania gracilis but vaguely most types of light demanding plants.

Thanks in advance!
And my bad this should've been in the lighting section, didn't see it at first.
 

Freshfishguy

Hi,

I'm getting into more heavily planted tanks than what I've previously had and I've been wondering is my light enough to grow some of the more demanding plants. I have a 26w LED for my 29g tank and im wondering if it'll be enough. A plant like ammania gracilis caught my attention with it's bright red leaves, I'd really like to achieve that level of color in my tank and I'm wondering if you guys think I'd reach it with my light, not necessarily just for ammania gracilis but vaguely most types of light demanding plants.

Thanks in advance!
And my bad this should've been in the lighting section, didn't see it at first.
So wattage is not a good indicator to use for judging whether your lighting is sufficient. The best is PAR which tells you how much light the plants will be getting at different distances from the light. What is the name/brand of your light?

FYI source: I have beautiful and vibrant Ammania Gracilis in my tank.
 

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Fishfriendof315

If you haven't had any problems the one you have, should be good. I have about the same on my and my red tiger lily is at the bottom of my 50 and there's no stopping the growth
 
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TheFISH12

I agree with Freshfishguy, PAR is usually the best way to determine if a light is good enough. Usually <30 par is low light, 30-50 par is medium light, and 50+ par is high light. If your unsure of the par you could link the light and maybe there is another member who knows the par.
 
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SadSoyBeans

Thank you all for the replies!
I have a Nicrew SkyLED Plus 24"-30" and I can't find much about a PAR level for my model of light. All it says is that it has a PAR level of 95 at 12" in air if that is any use. Most of my plants will be planted around 12" from the light source though the stem plants will obviously grow closer. How do you guys think I'd fair?
 
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Freshfishguy

Thank you all for the replies!
I have a Nicrew SkyLED Plus 24"-30" and I can't find much about a PAR level for my model of light. All it says is that it has a PAR level of 95 at 12" in air if that is any use. Most of my plants will be planted around 12" from the light source though the stem plants will obviously grow closer. How do you guys think I'd fair?
You should be golden, that is a solid light.
 
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SadSoyBeans

Cool thank you for the help!
 
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