Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Port Aransas, Texas
Hey, I got this tank also (for a pair of sparkling gourami) and had serious doubts about the bulb as well.. and for awhile I had a desk lamp with a plant bullb in it (right now that is on a plant grow out tub though)..
but oddly enough it seems to be (barely) supporting dwarf hair grass.. but some other plants I have in it are doing really well.
I have had some small crypts in there.. have to see which ones.. and they did fine. Threw some bacopa in for fry (when i was just trying to give the fry SOMETHING to hide in) and the bacopa actually "landed" on the bottom and rooted itself.
The odd thing is though .. well not odd, but I was pleasantly surprised to see.. some cabomba (green) cuttings I have had in there recently take OFF.. with only the little LED light this thing comes with.
I now also have a huge handful of java moss and some floating dwarf water lettuce.
I do not have CO2 but do does regular ferts... but have not put root tabs in this tank (yet). Cool little tank though.
20g long with Otos, Corydoras Pygmaeus, RCS and Nerites
2.6 gal nano planted Sparkling gourami breeding tank
2 gal planted Betta Splendens tank
10 g planted with Sparkling Gourami fry