Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
I've been in the hobby for many years but only recently planted my 60g [low tech] tank. (Finnex Planted+ 24/7 in 24/7 mode, silica [pool filter] sand substrate).
For me, it's a fish tank and the plants just help me create a nicer, more natural habitat for the fish with the added benefit that the plants aid greatly in water purification. With Cory's and the Malaysian Trumpet Snails I've added, in addition to bio-load and measured tank/filter maintenance, I'm looking to create a balanced eco-system with minimal chemicals.
Now my 60g is 24" high which is around 60cm and I wouldn't want anything any taller. As it is, at this depth, carpet plants prolly wouldn't get enough light unless I put the light in max for an extended photoperiod.
On the other hand, it seems to me with sufficient lighting intensity/photoperiod nearly any height would work as long as you find the sweet spot balance of lighting, ferts and CO2 (if you go there).
Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.
10g, 29g, & 37g fry grow out tanks, 110g stock tank.
What came first, the chicken or the egg. It was the egg, but not the egg from a chicken.
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