Hi everybody! I am in search of some ideas for plants for a low tech 20g Long. I don't want to dose anything, nor have CO2 supplementations.
I have learned that I can't really have high light plants without dosing/CO2, so I am looking for low light options.
Here is the interesting part, however. I am a really big fan of Ecoxotics Freshwater Module, so if I just hang that higher over the tank, I think I will be good for low-light. (Because low light plants don't do well in high light, I would have an algae problem, correct?).
I really like that light because I think it is mercury free, and I think it is water resistant, but I am not sure it is the best fit for my plans.
By the way, thanks Brian for answering questions in my other thread!
Low tech lighting is difficult for 20 longs since they are only 12 inches tall. The fugeray is a nice light, but you may want to raise the light about 3 or maybe 4 inches off the tank so the par is more around mid 30's which is perfect for low tech. And with 35-40 PAR your plant choices are very plentiful. You can try some rotala, ludwigia, crypts, moss, anubias, java fern ect.