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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! I am going to be moving my 2g tank soon to a place where it'll be hard to put a light on it. There is a really bad light that came with it but I want to use something else and I'm going to make it rimless. If I put a lamp next to it would that work? I'm not planning on any hard plants. Just a crypt, moss and possibly Bacopa monnieri as well. Should I do a lamp on either side or just one side or just stick with moss and get some anubias instead? Thanks!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 09:04 PM
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You can surely get away with no light for those plants. Ive had an amazon sword survive for years just getting indirect sunlight from a nearby window.

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Plants grow towards the light, so a light at the side of the tank will result in plants growing to that side instead of straight up.

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Ok, I've got to rethink this one. Thanks for the help!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 12:07 AM
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fish will swim funny too lolol...

i had a light in an corner once.. the fish started swimming in a 45 degree angle.
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Viewing the tank will be pretty awful too. I suggest just getting a clip on light, there is nothing requred for mounting besides the tank.

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