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  1. #11

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    The intensity of T5HOs is the reason that I still run a lot of PC fixtures. PC fixtures provide a lower-medium spectrum and dont force you to inject CO2.

    If you look on Ebay you could find a single bulb T5HO fixture or a T5NO fixture for pretty inexpensive. You could also probably get away with a cheap Odyssea T5HO...their ballasts, bulbs, and reflectors are junk so the intensity is nowhere near a Current fixture.
    Last edited by MCHRKiller; 09-03-2012 at 04:29 AM.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

  2. #12

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    Really not too crazy about buying another light fixture when this one is only 6 months old. I'm not all that sure I even care if this tank has plants in it anymore. I'm quite happy with just some java fern and anubias attached to driftwood and to heck with the rest of it.

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    Cant say I blame you on that...besides a little algae adds character to the tank providing it isnt filament algae. I hate filament algae more than one could imagine....
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Have you tried splitting your photo period up with an hour of darkness in the middle of it? That defeats some algae.
    Yep. I'd try 3-4 on, 3-4 off, 3-4 hours on. Just keep the lights off during the brightest time of natural daylight....it works for me.

    I still get some algae, but at least it's manageable.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Siamese Algae eater..? in addition to breaking up the photo-period.

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