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Old 12-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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I have a 10 gallon but am wanting to upgrade to a larger tank. I'm thinking a 29 gallon is the way to go next because I want to attempt to aquascape a little. I've been looking at this http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=23554 kit for my next tank but have a few questions. Are the lights strong enough to keep plants? The plants I have in mind for the tank are dwarf baby tears, anubias nana, java fern, java moss, and maybe some others, not fully decided yet. Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Light is not strong enough to grow dwarf baby tears. And I don't even think that light good for growing plants.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:04 AM   #3
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Ok that's what i figured but I thought it might be good to ask just to be sure, are there any kits that you would recommend for a 29 gallon or specific types of lighting?
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I bought the 29gal kit but in the end, I had to replace the filter (Topfin brand), sold the light hood. If I have to do it again, I will buy them seperately.
Look for a good condition 29gal tank on Craiglist or buy new at Petco (if they have 1$/gal sale)
Buy a Fluval C3 (or C4) HOB filter or canister filter
For lighting, I used to have 2 fixtures on my tank (4 bulbs total: 2xT5 and 2xT5HO) and the plants was doing great. Then I took the T5 fixture out, the plants are still doing just fine but the grow is slower. FYI, my T5HO fixture is from Current extreme Nova (2x24w 10000K T5HO bulbs)
I also have pressured CO2 system which I know is neccessary if you want to grow dwarf baby tears.
Don't forget to buy other stuff: heater, thermometer...etc if you think needed

Pix of my tank last year:
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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That's a beautiful tank! I've been checking craigslist but I can't find anything for less than $150, and I saw that kits were sometimes less than that, I think I found someone who will sell me a 29 gallon, light, heater, and filter for $100, I'm just waiting to find out some more specifics about it.
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