Hey! This is my first post on Plantedtank.net
My post is long so please bare with me..
Here is my brand new Edge! I've had it for less than a week now. (sorry for the bad photo
I have been doing a lot of research into upgrading the lighting. I don't have much experience with modifying electronics so I'm wondering if simply replacing the stock halogens with MR16 LED's would be good enough for my plants? I was thinking of maybe adding an LED strip by the light bar too.. I'm just generally confused towards the ratio of watts/gallon for such a small tank.
I chose some basic low/medium-light plants such as anubias, HC, java moss and Brazilian Micro Sword.
I've noticed that the micro sword started to turn yellowish at the edges after being in the tank for two days... I've added a small dose of ferts once and liquid C02 (1/3 cap) every day since I put in the plants... any idea why they are turning yellowish? Assuming it is caused by low amounts of light, I have been using my huge light-therapy lamp to provide some extra light to see if it makes a difference...
I'm so new to this so any advice is greatly appreciated! (And yes, I have read the entire thread and am aware of the most popular mods made on the EDGE
..I'm just not sure how much light I would need for my plants to be comfortable in!)
Also, I would love to get some feedback regarding my aquascape! This is my first planted tank so I'm still sort of experimenting with the layout. I plan on having mostly shrimps in it. Due to the small height of the Edge, I didn't want to have any overly tall plants.
All constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!
I'm so happy to have joined this online community. The amount of helpful information is mind-blowing! Thank you