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Old 12-16-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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Howdy -

I have a 16gallon tank that I recently populated with an amazon sword, java ferns, banana plants, corkscrew val, red rubin (i think) and some grass-like looking plant. After reading the forum posts I got all excited about making my tank look as titz as the ones in the gallery- so I went out and bought the Hagen CO2 system but could not find a bulb with the proper wattage suggested (2-3wpg?). After getting paranoid about my precious plants not getting enough light, I decided to put a GE 60watt A/PL blub behind the tank to help the existing lighting*. Will this help @ all without any negative effects on the plants/fishes?

*existing lighting is a 18" 15watt bulb (some fancy-smanchy $18 'plant bulb' the dude @ PetSmart suckered me into buying).

I do a 15-20% water change twice a week. PH has dropped to 6.6-6.8 since the CO2 system kicked in. Is this alright?

Fishload: 4 cory cats, ~13 neons, 2 dwarf gauramis, 2 plecos and 3 snails (not sure what kind).

I took some video footage of the lamp postion behind the tank (the nuclear blast is the lamp coming on

http://www.tacohell.net/~law1ess/fish-lamp.avi
(DivX) 1.8mb (56k beware!)

Sorry about the crappy x10 video cam quality.

Any help/suggestion would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:04 PM   #2
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um i really doubt that ,that is good. kthe hBLAST of light sure looksk like it would scare your fish and its only in one spot
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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If it does anything it will make the plants grow sideways and not straight up.
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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hmm.. ok. I'll try to get a better overhead light asap. this was only a temporary thing that I thought *might* help more than it'll harm.
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Old 12-28-2003, 02:42 PM   #5
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