My first post but long time lurker.
I bought a Juwel Vision 450 (100 gallon) tank with an Eheim Professional II external filter.
The tank came with a dual T8 fixture AND a dual T5 filter.
I have 2 x 36 watt T8s and 2 x 54 watt T5s
This gives me 180 watts and a pretty low 1.8 watts per gallon.
Even if I upgraded the T8s to T5s I would only end up with 2.24 watts per gallon.
So - deciding to just stick with the current lighting I ordered the following plants:
Bacopa Caroliniana (B. Amplexicaulis) or Baby's Tears
Microsorium Pteropus Java Fern
Microsorium Pteropus Windelov
Quantity - 5
These are all apparently fine in low-medium lighting. I already have some java moss and riccia fluitans.
The longer I read this forum though the more I am inclined to think that this tank is not going to do very well with this light, even though these are low light plants. I am tempted for the upgrade but feel it's a lot of money for not a very big increase in wpg.
What do you guys think?