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Hello greenwater experts, I would like to set up a greenwater tank for my baby ranchus. I'm aware that light and ammonia are the main factors to start a greenwater setup. If you have a tank that's 20 inches high, how much wattage of light do you need in order for algae to grow?

Thank you very much

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There are more factors than wattage. Like color spectrum and light intensity. I didn't have any testable ammonia when I had green water. I had two 18 watt compact florescent lights over a 12 gallon tank. Both were 6700K/10000K combo lights. I had good luck with UVA reptile bulbs. Compacts are brighter per watt than T8 or T12 bulbs.

Is this going to be a fish tank? You can also by green water starter online.

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There are more factors than wattage. Like color spectrum and light intensity. I didn't have any testable ammonia when I had green water. I had two 18 watt compact florescent lights over a 12 gallon tank. Both were 6700K/10000K combo lights. I had good luck with UVA reptile bulbs. Compacts are brighter per watt than T8 or T12 bulbs.

Is this going to be a fish tank? You can also by green water starter online.

Thanks for the info chris. Yes, i'm planning to get 6700k light, I just don't know how much watts do I need to start a stable greenwater.

It's a tub. 110 gallon tub with the dimension of 53L x 36W x 20H.

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keep in mind that you cannot have any good bacteria if you want to grow the green water as it will outcompete the algae :)

let us know about your progress!

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keep in mind that you cannot have any good bacteria if you want to grow the green water as it will outcompete the algae :)

let us know about your progress!

Thank you fro your reminder. I'm looking at the hagen glo t5ho 2x54w. Do you think that would be enough?

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