Need Help with lighting
I'm relatively new to planted tanks so I have a few questions.
I have a 29 gallon with 2 T-8 life grow bulbs which are each 17-20 watts(depends where you read about them)
I have mostly low light plants I think - Java ferns, anubia, swords, moss ball, anacharis, and valiserina?
substrated is 1-2mm gravel with laterite, I dose with liquid fertilizer at water changes and use sea chem substate fertilizer
Plants are doing ok (they are green) but not really growing
SO the LFS said I should move to the 65w compact flourescent. Would this be a good move - I DO NOT want to have to do CO2 (no time and too cheap). Will this light be really bright compared to what I have now, and will it harm my fish (tetras)
So what would be my best bet stay as is, move the to compact flourescent or go with a T5 lighting system.
Any help greatly appreciated