To be completely honest, I have very little experience when it comes to aquarium lighting. All previous lighting used was purely for viewing purposes in mainly ornamental, tropical tanks.
I have decided to try my hand at the planted aquarium, and it is proving to be fun but expensive. I am still in the research stage, and to save hassle and expense down the line, I would really appreciate a straight answer on this.
I have just bought a 24"x12"x14" (LWH) tank. I want it to be almost completely carpeted with a few medium height plants around the hardscape elements.
I have been looking at T5 systems, and I plan to dose with EasyCarbo or something similar - no pressurised system just yet. I also plan to use ProFito for fertilising.
I have found this
- Is having two 24w bulbs going to provide enough light for my plants and fish to flourish?
- Might it be better to have a single 24w or higher bulb? (Will a twin bulb fitting work with only one bulb?)
- Is it possible to make the plants release visible bubbles of oxygen without a pressurised CO2 system?
- If so, will the above lighting scenario allow for this?
If I do end up needing two bulbs, I might try and source one each of the Hagen Aqua-GLO and Flora-GLO for hopefully good growth.
Apologies if this post comes across as excessively n00b...
I definitely appreciate any help you can provide. =]