recommendations for 45tall with t-8 lighting
I am setting up a low tech tank. I am not sure if my lighting is good enough for that.
What I am trying to do is raise Discus to breeding. They will be in this tank which is 36 wide, 24 tall, 12 deep. I will likely run this around 84 degrees. The water chemistry will be soft and acidic. I am attempting to get a ph of about 6.4. This will be achieved with the use of RO water, tap water, and ph buffers.
I have two t-8 fixtures. One is a 25 watt 36" bulb, the other is a 17w 24" bulb. I am planning on using zoo med's super flora sun bulbs( maybe the 24" might be the tropic sun daylight bulb)
My current plant choices are jungle moss, jungle val, and nana or barteri anubias. I hoe to have them anchored to some drift wood. My substrate will be about 1" depth, so that I can clean it easily. I can add fertilizers if needed.
I think I am creating a difficult environment for the plants to grow. I would appreciate some feedback on my ideas and what to change if needed.
Thanks in advance.