Skip to the 3nd paragraph if you don't want the whole story. Just statistics.
How the planted tank itch started with me. I had a lonely Amazon sword no matter what I did to it, it would not grow or really die. It only seemed to like it when I opened the windows and let nature light my tank. Let me tell you, the Algae was insane. So, no more of that. I first had 1 CFL (compact florescent bulb) over a 29 gallon with sunlight filtering in through the curtains. Then a hood with a single florescent tube, which looked terrible and did nothing for the plants unless them were floating. So, a while back I posted about the best light for under $100 bucks. Best Light Fixture for 29 Gallon Under $100
Well, I came across how so many in this family (Planted Tank Community) had Finnex Rays or Furgerays and then thought to myself. I want one too! So, for Christmas I blew all my Giftcards on getting myself a nice light.
I got the NEW Finnex Fugeray Planted +. Its for plants, Its LED, and the LEDS go all the way to the end of the fixture. So, here I will post pictures of my plants before and after. These plants came from a 5 gallon holding tank, a 5 gallon Aquarius. It the one I had on hand with a cover and had the best/newest bulb. So, these plants are in OK condition. Lets see what this baby can do! Here are the stats.
Tank Size 29 Gallon Aqueon Standard
Light: 1 Finnex Fugeray Planted +
Substrate: Flourite Sand with a nice layer of Tahitian Moon Sand Black
Filter: Currently cycling on my other 29 Gallon tank, almost done! Aquaclear 70
Fauna: Nothing yet, waiting until the filter is moved over and then popping them in there. 3 Glodanios they poop enough for an elephant. and will make sure the cycle stabilizes.
Plants: 1 I believe Anubias, 25-30 Crypts (Lutea, cypt parva, Bronze, Wendtii, Spiralis), 1 Amazon sword plant, Marsilea Crenata, Java moss, Water wisteria, Hygro of somekind, Several stems of something given to me ?
Date started: 01/11/14
Picture to be added once the sand settles and you can actually see something. Stay tuned!