Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Sorry, I've actually kept tanks my whole life. I've always kept plants too (java moss, java ferns, anubias, anacharis, foxtail, floating plants...etc.) I'm just finally converting one of my ten gallons over to a heavily planted tank. I modified the original light strip and put two 18W CFLs in it. I bought Eco-Complete, because I thought that's all I would need for substrate but have learned otherwise. I've decided now to use mineralized soil caped with either the Eco-Comp or sand. I'm also searching hard for a pressurized CO2 system. CFLs aren't the most efficient and I was interested in wether the 10W led would do better for me. I don't have any way to measure the PAR and I don't really understand led lighting yet. It just seems that moss, crypts, java ferns, anubias, and a couple other plants would be a fun tank to do. I have 10 gallons worth of java moss, but I would LOVE to get my hands on some of that X-mas moss. It sells for $15 for a 2x2 mesh piece at my lfs. Too much for me to justify spending lol. Anyway... keep up the great work. I really enjoy seeing this tank.