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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Spec Lighting?

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Considering buying a spec over the summer and making it into a RCS paradise. Currently planning for a mix of some java moss, maybe anubias, DHG, wisteria, crypts, java fern. I haven't quite made my decision on the plants yet, but it will be a mix of those.

Is the lighting in the spec adequate for that? Or do I need something stronger/weaker?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 12:44 AM
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The dhg might not make it. That's a lot of plants for a tank so small. You'll see when to get it. I have grown ludwigia repens x arcuata, dwarf sag, wisteria, and. Chain swords in mine. And java moss.

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I wasn't planning on planting all of those per se, just examples of plants I'm semi familiar with.
Should I stick to lowlight plants with the spec or am I able to go medium? I see a lot of people order a 13w light, should I look into this to give me more variety of plants and try high light or is that going to be difficult? I'm hoping to stay kind of low on budget, haha!

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Stock light I'd stick with low to medium low. Everything you named except the dhg would be fine I think. The 13w would definitely open up options, just not sure you wouldn't need co2 then. Btw, toms makes a 13 watt that is much cheaper. There is a link around here somewhere.

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I can probably learn to set up a DIY CO2 system if I need it, I'm planning on putting one in my 10g over the summer. Currently I just dose daily



Edit--I'm going to open up a new thread in the Lighting subforum, I think that might be better suited. Sorry for wasting space!

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