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Old 11-16-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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Lighting for Anubias in Cichlid Tank


Here is my thought - please correct me if I am wrong.

I have 6ft - 125 gallon all male Malawai tank with some
driftwood structures in the middle.

I currently have it lit heavy on one side and darker on
the other - seems to make them happy and gives a lot
of color on the lit side. These lights are standard flourescnets
- about 40watt

I want to attached some large anubias plants to the driftwood
and have a nice 24 inch 2x65 PC I could place right above
the plants and wood.

Will that work? I am thinking it should provide a lot of light
in the area needed - but maybe I am confused.

Thanks
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Sounds like it should work. If you want a real nice anubias go for the coffeeolia! They look awesome.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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I would try them with the current low lighting and see how they do first, then bump up to the 65's and so on if you see the need to.
Theyre pretty low light slow growing and have a habit of getting algae build up on the leaves.
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