Gort! Klaatu barada nikto.
- Sep 21, 2006
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- N. Wales
My first tank was a 3.4WPG EI starting last December, certainly not light levels I would recommend to anyone starting out. I have since added two more tanks to my repertoire, one a high light tank with Aqua Soil and EI, and a 6 USG with medium lighting, yet it is the medium light tank I struggle with the most at the moment.The point, and the only point I'm making here is that this proves, yet once more, that you do not need to high light and it is bad advice to bull dog newbies into getting high light only to watch them struggle whereas lower lighting tanks makes it a lot more easy.
You learn to go slower first, then when you are comfy there, then you try higher lighting if you are curious etc.
The 3.4WPG certainly focussed my mind and made me realise how disciplined I had to be with this tank, as there is no margin for any kind of error. This has made me better from day one regarding tank care, IMO. Not having high growth rates in my medium light tank has stumped me a little on how to beat algae in this scenario, as I have always used rapid plant growth as my first line of defence.
Of course, I now only use the full 3.4WPG in a midday burst, because I like the tank to keep a look for more than a week. I think lower light tanks are starting to put in more of an appearance on this forum, though.