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Wpg...still Unsure Here

Steve H.

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I have been researching and planning on planting my tank.
It will be a low tech set up in a 10gl tank.
I've seen a lot of cool plants out there, but of course the ones I like the best are outside of my available lighting parameters. And, if they require high lighting they also require CO2 and ferts. Something I am not interested in until I gain some experience and skill.

I want to be sure of something here about my lighting. The ballast is not set for tube lights. It is actually a normal screw type bulb. So, due to my ballast limitation, the biggest wattage bulb I can get is a - 60 watt "equivalent"(14 watt "actual") 5500k.

Am I correct in calculating my WPG at 1.4 in a 10gl tank?
Or might it be a bit higher?
 

GrayScale

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Correct, wpg is calculated by dividing the watt of the bulb and the tanks volume in gallons. Keep in mind wpg is just a general guideline. Never had nay experience with screw in bulbs so I'm not sure if that would differ from the normal t8/t5 tube ballasts.
 
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