Thread: lighting for a 82cm deep tanks
01-02-2010, 07:36 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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lighting for a 82cm deep tanks
I have a 220l custom made freshwater tank, the dimensions are 82H 79W 34D, i have attempted to grow plants in it in the past with little success despite having a CO2 system, and plant supplements. I think the lighting is the problem i as not enough light is reaching the bottom of the tank where the plants are.
Does anyone know what sort of lighting i should be using to grow plants in a tank that is 82cm deep? any sort of guidlines on depth-wattage ratio
thanks very much for your time
01-02-2010, 07:58 PM #2
metal halide or halogens will be about the only thing that will give decent light to the bottom of such a deep tank.200 watts would be about minimum.