Is this light enough?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MSayama811, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. MSayama811New MemberMember

    Hey guys, I just recently got a Philips 9W 6500k LED.
    Specs:
    6500k
    9W 800 lumens
    53.5cm (21")

    I currently have a 24" 18w T8 6500k with around 1,300 lumens. Do you guys think switching to the 9w LED would be better for a low tech tank? With my current light, I'm getting some slight brown algae on my glass which my otos and MTS aren't able to make a dent to it, and some green algae on my lava rocks, not sure what kind though.. One of them has (I think) cladophora.

    I currently have:
    1 clump of HC - might change/add hairgrass.
    1 stunted sword (amazon?) but it seems like it is recovering now
    7 stems of anacharis clumped together, currently growing new stems
    some java moss and duckweed currently covering less than 5% of the water surface.

    I might add some more plants like java fern and stuff, but I need to get things straight with my light first.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
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    MSayama811New MemberMember

    Oops, sorry for the double post. I thought my thread didn't post so I posted another one.

    Can anyone remove this thread please? Sorry about the double thread post again.

    EDIT: Thanks Coradee for deleting the dupe! :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
  3. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I've removed your duplicate thread for you, welcome to Fishlore :)
     
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    MSayama811New MemberMember

    Thanks, Coradee! :)

    Anyone got an opinion about this stuff? I have 0 experience with LEDs so I don't really know if this would be better for a low tech tank or something.
     




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