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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2014, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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What plants can I grow with Fluval Spec V stock light?

I know it's an extremely low light source but at the moment I don't really feel like spending money on something more powerful (plus I like the way the stock light looks). I did want some type of grass to carpet the tank so I went to the fish store and I believe I was given microsword which I thought required more light than the dwarf hair that they had (could be wrong). I'm also thinking I may have been given two different kinds of grass because some is somewhat surviving while others are turning yellow and brown. For the last couple days I have been using CO2 booster. It's been a little over a week so I'm pretty confused ;P is it even possible to grow a carpet with this type of light? are there good looking low light mosses that can carpet?
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IMO I know of no carpeting type plants that can be grown under that light. Maybe someone else can chime in though that's had some luck with it.


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Low light is hard to work with carpeting plants. If you want to grow plants properly get a medium PAR light at least so your plant options are not limited and you can actually grow plants that you want to grow.


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Does anyone have any suggestions for a medium light source that fits this tank? Preferably at a low cost and somewhat the same shape and size so it still looks good
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They have a newish one out, the stingray. I'm thinking of getting one for my spec
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