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Good Light Fixtures For A 75 Gallon Planted Aquarium?

Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by Waterfins, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Waterfins

    Waterfins Mostly New Member

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    I plan to start a 75 gallon planted aquarium, does anyone know a good brand of aquarium lights to use for it?

    Also does anyone know any hardy plants that can sustain a bit of wear and tear from a large fish? [​IMG]  
     
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    It will help members if you can be more specific.  What fish species, and what type of planted aquarium do you intend?
     
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    A green terror cichlid and I'm not sure, I've never really done a planted aquarium to be honest. Though I have heard that cichlids are a bit rough with plants.
     
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    Cichlids vary on many fronts depending upon species, and the Green Terror, Andinoacara rivulatus, is notorious for digging so I would suggest a planted tank is not feasible.  Floating plants are OK, and would provide shade which the fish would appreciate.  A sandy substrate with chunks of wood and branches would be natural.
     
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    Is there any specific kinds of floating plants you'd recommend? 
     
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    Substantial plants would be better.  Have a look at Water Lettuce and Frogbit.  Water Sprite might be too delicate, but maybe not.  Even if it does get nibbled on, it reproduces very rapidly.
     

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