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Will My Plants Die? Lightning Question

Discussion in 'Lighting, CO2, Ferts & Flow' started by scotslasszoe, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. scotslasszoe

    scotslasszoe Member

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    Hi all. Just wondering if anyone can tell me how plants will do in this tank.

    there is only one 18watt tropical sunligh bulb on hood

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    thanks :rolleyes:
     
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    Can you gives us your tank dimensions? This will help us figure out how much light you've got (watts per gallon).

    Do you dose any fertilisers at all?
     
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    Hey, how many gallons is it? :p

    haha, Dev beat me to it :(
     
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    Its either between 23 and 25 gallons

    I will be going to LPS for some food, i have got Crypto tablets at the moment

    Zoe
     
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    23/18=1.3 watts per gallon. Not a lot of light but I think with some ferts you should be ok. I'd be inclined to see how these little guys do and then when you're satisfied they're going to live, add some more :) (They look a little lonely!) Give it a month or so and see how they are doing.

    Edit: I have a feeling the two darker green plants are non-aquatic. I could be wrong and hopefully someone can say otherwise :)
     
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    I am not sure what the other 2 plants are to be honest.

    Fert i have never heard of it. am really getting into the plant side of things bought some new plants for my other tank today and extra bogwood. could u recommend any good hardy plants i could buy to attach to my bogwood as would love to try it

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    Fert = me being lazy and not typing fertiliser :) Off the shelf products work well such as Tropica Plant Nutrition+ (note the plus symbol, there is a version without the plus symbol which is for something else). Seachem Flourish is another.

    Nice looking tanks. Plants for attaching to bogwood include Java ferns (several varieties), Java moss and other mosses and Anubias Barteri (the "Nana" variety is most common, often just called Anubias "Nana").
     
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    Thanks for that Dev.

    I can i just say WOW just had a little nosey at your tank.

    Looking GOOD!!!!

    Zoe
     
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    Thanks :blush: Its a bit of a mess at the moment. Full of fast growing plants to stave off any algae growth (working at the moment!) I'm going to re-scape it all in the next month or so into something that looks a lot nicer :) Need to get some nice bits of wood and decor! Fish seem happy though! They like the "jungle" look :lol:
     
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    oooooh cool, cant wait to see somemore piccys

    Zoe :good:
     

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