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Old 06-10-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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low light 37 gallon tank


could I grow anything with a single 65 watt CF bulb over a 30X12X22 tank? It would have no CO2, and would be very low tech...for this tank, i want plants not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for nutrient reasons. I was thinking anubias, java fern and maybe some cryptocoryne species. would a single bulb be too little on a deep tank?

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Old 06-10-2006, 11:21 AM   #2
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The species you mention there should grow fine with that kind of lighting.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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I grow moneywort, water wisteria, water sprite, frill, rotala indica, and java fern in my 37 with a 55w CF bulb. It's in an AH Supply retrofit, however. That makes a difference.
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