The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Spontaneous planted 29 gallon help!
View Single Post
Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
Calorya
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11
Default

Feb 7 '13 is day 3. the water is crystal clear. It really shows my toddlers finger prints on the outside of the tank lol!

I don't have any / haven't added any fertilizer. I'm not against it, it just was not part of my impulse buy that got this started.

I was checking out my light and its a GE F20T12 CW. The internet says "20 watt 24" T12 Medium Bi-Pin (G13) Base 4,100K Cool White Ecolux Fluorescent GE Light Bulb"

It looks like fish tank "Plant lights" are mostly T8 or T5. Again the internet (This guy seems to know everything!) says T8 use the same G13 base as a T12 however they use different ballasts.

For light requirements will a 20 Watt Fluorescent tube be enough to grow anything in a 29 Gallon tank? I'm not sure how the wattage relates to photo period. Is running my 20 Watt light for 10 hours similar to running a better T8 for 6 hours?

So much to learn and I'm running out of nap-time to do research lol.
Calorya is offline   Reply With Quote