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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 06:22 PM
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How big is the tank you're using?

Also I would replace at least 2 of the 10000k bulbs for 6500k or 6700k bulbs, your plants will thank you 6500k bulbs are closest to actual sunlight, so they will help your plants alot.

I also recommend a planted substrate like aqua-soil, flourite, or eco-complete as the base layer of substrate, then covering it with 1/2" deep bed of black diamond.

As for the lighting schedule I would go for 9am to 4pm, just so your plants get a good amount of light for the day, but gives you a 7 hour window of lighting on the tank so the tank doesn't get an abundance of light causing algae blooms.

Also what you doing for Co2?

You can go with Anubias plants, and Java Ferns and attach them to driftwood, but never bury the anubias and java ferns into the substrate or they'll die off.
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