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    Aquarium Lighting Question

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    Hi can anyone advice on how much lighting(led) lumen K and watts is needed for a planted tank?
    8gallon nano tank, moderate planted with low light plants; anubias, Java ferns and moss. Currently dosing excel and liquid ferts.

    And how many hours of lights will be good?


    Thanks in advance! 🙂

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    Re: Aquarium Lighting Question

    Hi meiyouni,

    not an expert on your question, but the advice i had from a local plant distributor is that any light with 6500K lumen is good enough.

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    Re: Aquarium Lighting Question

    ermm , not an expert either but lumens (brightness) and kelvin (color temperature) is different.
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    Re: Aquarium Lighting Question

    Lol,my bad, I just listen what experienced mentors say,but didn't find out more.

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    Re: Aquarium Lighting Question

    Quote Originally Posted by meiyouni View Post
    [FONT="]Hi can anyone advice on how much lighting(led) lumen K and watts is needed for a planted tank?[/FONT]
    [FONT="]8gallon nano tank, moderate planted with low light plants; anubias, Java ferns and moss. Currently dosing excel and liquid ferts.

    And how many hours of lights will be good?

    [/FONT]

    Thanks in advance! ��
    Yes, color temp of 6500K is recomended. For the plants you listed, these are easy plants and will grow under most conditions. Most of the led lights from the LFS that fits your tank should work. Try around 8 hours and adjust from there.
    Suckerfish no eat poo poo.

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