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Old 03-02-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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Bolbitis and Moss


Can Bolbitis heudelotii and a Moss variety (Java, Xmas, etc.) be grown under the 15w lighting that comes with a 10 gallon tank? I'd replace the bulb with one made for plants, though. I just found out that my tap water isn't nearly as hard as I thought it was (6 GH).
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #2
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Darla:

I have grown lots of java moss in an old eclipse hood (15W bulb, 3+ years old) at times when it would not survive in my bigger tank. Anubus also came out great as the leaves were smaller but algea free. I need some more opinions, but my Bolbitis is growing quite large and stringy so I am not sure how it would do in a 10 gal tank. Maybe someone else can share the secret of keeping it compact.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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15w flourescent should be ok for those plants. I personally never find much difference with bulbs of different color temperature, generic white/day light even warm light is good enough for me. others might disagree. Hard water is almost never a problem for plants with a few exceptions, soft water more often IS.
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