Upgrade Lighting?

Sharpy1987

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Hi guys,

I have had my fluval roma 90 for about a year now. In that time i have gone through quite a lot of plants. They dont seem to last long.

I have set up a timer so that the tank now gets 10hours of light a day. 3 of my plants have now lasted about 2-3 months and looking healthy but 2 others are starting to die.

The current lighting is:

One Power-Glo Fluorescent Aquarium Tube 15W 45.72cm (18in) T8
One Aqua-Glo Fluorescent Aquarium Tube 15w 45.72cm (18in) T8

My question is, is it a case of my lighting is not on for long enough, my bulbs aren't strong enough or the plants i am buying need CO2? or generally all 3?

Any help would be really appreciated!
 

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You could be buying high-light and ferts/co2 plants for your low-tech tank.
 

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What plants do you have? Some plants need more light than other with moderate light being 2W for every tank gallon and 3-4W/G being high light.
 
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The lights are what came with the tank as part of the package.

I have no idea what the plants are, so i have taken some pics:

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The plants in the top pick are doing fine. They've been in a while now. The one to the right it shooting up. It was half the size when i got it.

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These two are at the back of the tank, and as you can see, some of the leaves are decaying.

I tried some xmas moss in there but it eventually died after a month or so.

Would it be worth putting in some stronger bulbs then?
 

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Remove the weights etc, strip off the dead emmersed leaves, plant them up properly and start feeding a quality fert. :good:
Take a look at the planting guides on here.

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