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Old 10-15-2010, 10:55 AM   #1 
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Stupid Question about Lighting

I've not had this tank very long, about 5 months give or take and my plants used to thrive but lately everything has just died even my java moss is turning brown, where as not long ago I grew a tennis ball size from that exact tank.

The bulb is only 9 watts, which I discovered lately but it must have been fine at one point for my plants to stay alive. Anyway could it be that the bulb is just not strong anymore, or has it always been rubbish haha

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:31 AM   #2 
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Im gonna give it to you .....its crap lol!

I would upgrade this . I only use that low of wattage on my tiny tanks like my 4 gal.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:35 AM   #3 
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How big is your tank? It may be fine. Though I agree that if it's anything over 4 or 5 gallons it's not strong enough.

How's re-cycling going so far? =]
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:41 AM   #4 
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wwitb333 its her twelve gallon i think , i remember talking to welsh about the other day.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:56 AM   #5 
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Yeah def not strong enough if the tank is 12 gallons. :/ I'd move that bulb to a smaller tank if you can and get a better one for your 12 gallon. =]
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:55 PM   #6 
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Yeah, a 12 gallon tank would need 20-40 watts.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:40 PM   #7 
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The bulb is for my 4gallon not the 12, as for the cycling I'm going to check the params tomorrow if i remember
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:00 PM   #8 
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It may be it's not as strong as it used to be, but there could be a different reason instead.
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