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post #19 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 03:58 AM
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After looking at your setup I think you can definitely go unlit if you kept to Anubias, java fern and java moss.

Years ago I left a 20 long completely neglected except for monthly-ish topoffs, and no lighting fixture. It only got ambient light in a fairly well-sunlit room (but no direct light) and the Anubias' grew to an incredible size, a couple grew well out of the water. I had java fern and java moss in there as well, and they also grew fairly well. When I broke it down after sitting for a year, every square inch of substrate had tremendous root masses running through.

Go for it - I think that tank would be incredible completely open ontop. Good Luck!!
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