Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Overland Park, KS
Growing swords/ java fern marginally
I have a 55 watt PC over my 15 gallon long, and that is nearly 4 watts per gallon, but the intensity is rather high.
However, this tank is for my firebellied toads, so any aquatic plant would only be partially submerged, the water depth is no higher than three inches at deepest, but slowly slopes so the gravel is just flooded. I probably will not need CO2 like I would if they were fully submerged, but how to I acclimate them so their stems/ leaves do not wilt? I used to grow ludwigia outside in a pond and it would wilt, but it eventually would grow leaves that were suitable above water.