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After two years leaving the hobby it has once again started to pull me in. I decided to start back small as I don't want to have to indulge too much time into it. Well lets just say it's day 6 and I thought keeping a small Beta was too simple. I would rather stay on the low tech side of the hobby and not get into dosing ferts (besides root tabs) and all that stress again.
So here I am with two crypt species and SR. All the plants were grown emersed so I'm prepared for them to melt and hoping they come back strong.

My Setup is the following:
2.5g Tank
Small HOB Filter
11" Marineland LED Light
2 Guppies & 1 Betta (Guppies to be out soon)

I figure the LED light puts me in the "lower end" of the low lighting spectrum and was looking at upgrading the lights after I just rescaped my tank. I was thinking a 13W CFL elevated 4-5 Inches from the tank will put me at medium lighting?
The current plants are cryptocoryne undulata (Left side behind rock) and wendtii (Right side behind rock), along with staurogyne repens.

13W CFL for lighting, or what do you think?
What do you think of the scape, change anything?
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Originally Posted by CapnRon
Well if you're going to be a noob I guess you should go all out........
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