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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 01:08 AM
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My 90gal is low tech (all of my tanks are, actually LOL)

If you've got a single or even double bulb T8 fixture, you'll do best sticking with the hardiest of low light plants; Java fern, Java moss, Anubias, mosses, etc. Perhaps some Crypts and swords. I think the plants you've listed so far will probably survive (the hairgrass is iffy) but not grow much if at all. Riccia would probably float OK.

You might consider adding a Coralife T5NO to your current fixture, that would be an economical fixture to bump your lighting to where it's more likely to support better plant growth (and a wider variety of plants) yet not need CO2.

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