Growing Plants with flouros...oooh man :(
Im starting a new planted tank and was going to go get metal halides but them being outlawed by my father, who pays the elec bill, i was left with flouros. I have seen people being successful with flouro's before, but myself, i think "man this is going to be hard using flouros.
I plan to go zero aeration, 4 or 5 flouros,full CO2 fertilization, PPMD, Soil + gravel substrate laterite enhanced with added vermiculite.
As far as i can see the only weakness in my setup is my lights. 5 x 20watts over a 20 gallon. Yes thats 5wpg, but peeps, flouros have bugger all intensity and the wpg is almost irrelevant.
So Iam going to grow only low light plants and hopefully will be successful.
What do you guys think, has anyone been successful using flouros with plants that have high light demands...? any experiences?