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Can i use a submersible light for my planted aquaria ? I am a newbie in this hobby pls help me. I get confused sometimes with the terms so go easy on me.
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I don't believe I've heard of a submersible light. Do you have any more information on it?

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I've never heard of one either. But I'll bet it would make a great algae magnet.
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hey mujacko. glad to see a fellow filipino aboard :hehe:

there are submersible pond lights, though the lamp/ballast selection is very limited. What kind of plants do you want to keep?
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Dear Fellow Inhabitants,
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ok i will try to go and see the shop where i've seen it. its usually a small straight beam...maybe i just got the name incorrectly...i will check it out....thanks for the response.

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sa aking kababayang pinoy....nagpupunta ka rin ba sa cartimar?
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Dear Fellow Inhabitants,
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Would it be costly too if i switched to a planted aquarium compared to saltwater aquarium. Because i've tried SW before and it just to costly for me. is a planted aquaria more economical than sw? Because if not...i would just stick to what i have now.
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Planted tanks are absoloutly less expensive then Salt water tanks. The most expensive thing about a planted tank is the lighting (in my experience anyway)

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You can create a beautiful planted tank with standard lighting if you go with low light plants such as java fern, java moss, anubias sp., and others. There is an article in Aquarium Fish Magazine that lists alot of plants which can grow in low light tanks (dont remember the issue, try their archives).

If your a do-it-yourselfer you could do just about any planted tank fairly inexpensively. Read the odno lighting thread and the diy co2 ideas.

The plants themselves arent too pricey (in fact some reproduce really easily so you could start off with a few clippings from friends) especially when compared to corals. The fish are much less expensive and you won't need a whole lot of equipment.

It's also cheaper to feed fw fish. No need for frozen foods. Feed them flake food sparingly and you'll be rewarded energetic fish and a clean tank.

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Dear Fellow Inhabitants,
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Thank you so much for the encouragement. Neway.....I will start a new tank set up next month....and i hope i will get all the informaiton i would need before i start it out.
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