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Old 10-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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exactly how much light is needed for anubias to grow?


hey TPT members, with all of the shrimp bowl and walstad journals going on, I thought I would start my own. I'm planning on using aqua soil new Amazonia, a vase and some anubias (note sure what kind). the problem is, I don't really have a light for it. would anubias die off with plain sun light? or will a 2700 Kelvin lightbulb work (12 watts I believe). I'm not looking for super fast growth or anything fancy. I just want something nice to put I'm the house because everyone here knows that a house is not complete until it has 2 or so tanks


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Old 10-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Mine didn't start to grow grow till I had a 45 watt cfl in one of the shop reflectors. But I had steady growth from a regular t5 bulb about 20 inches from it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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I got dozens growing like crazy in 40 gallon with two shop reflectors with 45 watt cfl's in them. So much so I put a few in my 75 with pressurized co2 with 3 HO T5's but did very poorly. So back in the low tech they went and are fine, so who knows.
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I'm just trying to figure out if my anubias will die with natural light only.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Dunni if this helps but I've had my 16 gallon completely smothered by floaters for months with many stems going bald or die. The anubias have grown steadily and densely I might add with very little rhizomes growth in-between the leaves. Not sute if it's attributed to the nutrients in the water column or the low light conditions but this has been working great here. I have some other anubias in a high light tank that haven't grown as densely but have seen new growth over time.
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Dunni if this helps but I've had my 16 gallon completely smothered by floaters for months with many stems going bald or die. The anubias have grown steadily and densely I might add with very little rhizomes growth in-between the leaves. Not sute if it's attributed to the nutrients in the water column or the low light conditions but this has been working great here. I have some other anubias in a high light tank that haven't grown as densely but have seen new growth over time.


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Old 10-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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"Ambient" light is very variable. Direct sunlight can be a real problem at times.

You can grow anubias without a light you just need to find the right place.
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