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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dr3ww3rd View Post
Like the title says I am thinking about starting another shrimp tank but this time I want to do a 20 long. My main question is what are the best choices for lighting? I WANT LOW TECH. No co2 and no ferts but still heavily planted. I figured with so many people out there with 20 long shrimp tanks this would be the best place to post. I plan on running 2 of the ATI pro ii sponge filters although I could get a 3rd if need be. I am going to be using new Amazonia substrate. I am not quite ready to get everything, I'm just trying to plan ahead. Also I'm not trying to spend a fortune on the lighting. I want enough light to grow stem plants, moss, and your other typical aquarium plants but not so much light I have algae issues. Thanks for any and all help

I have a 20 long lit with 13 watt CFL bulb and nice and bright other than 2 inches on both sides but you could use a higher watt bulb or hang it lower.

This was pic before I set it up.
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