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Old 02-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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I'm not new to fish tanks, but since I am away at college, I decided to get a small 10 gal for my desk.

It has been set up for about two months now. I have a sand/pebble substrate, with some large rocks. For plants, I believe I have Cryptocoryne x willisii, and some unknown fern pictured. It is filtered by a sponge filter, and has a 15 w life-glo light. Says 6,500 K compact fluorescent full spectrum daylight bulb, with 65 lumens per watt. Is this overkill for the plant size and tank?

There's also five white cloud minnows and three ghost shrimp.

Question is, should I try to do a co2 system for the plants? Do they need it?

Thats about all for now. I've attached some pics for reference.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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CO2 is not needed wqith that low of light. It can help but not needed. Your plants do not seem to be aquatic. If you got them from petsmart or petco then its understandable to not get true aquatics.
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Really? Got them from a local respected planted aquarium store..
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The one is a cryptocoryne so definitely aquatic but the other looks like a fern that is sold as an aquatic plant. What is the name of it?
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I forget the name, but theres no way this plant could not be aquatic, the stem cannot support it up out of the water.
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Do you guys suggest a fert. to go along with this? Mabye some grass species that would do well with this light?
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