Crypts + light = help - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Overton, NV
Posts: 62
Crypts + light = help

I've just added a bronze crypt to my old 10 gal and had a few questions.

First - the hood/light is kinda weak and doesn't put out as much light as it should. I've heard that crypts are low-light plants so is this okay? (Unsure how many wpg exactly, but when the light was younger it was 15)

Second - I have no problem whatsoever buying a new hood, if I have to, but I was shooting for a low-light tank anyway so if I can keep the hood I'd like to try. Are ferts still okay, even with low light?

Third - I know it's not the bulb 'cause I change it last week!!
kaifyre is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 10:54 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
James From Cali's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 2,924
Send a message via MSN to James From Cali Send a message via Yahoo to James From Cali
What is the lighting? The standard bulb that comes with the tank? If so this is fine for Crypts as they can deal with 1wpg, but very slow growth. Ferts are fine for lowlight just accomodate for the size of the tank, when you see algae your dosing too much and you need to cut back and stop for a while.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
James From Cali is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Overton, NV
Posts: 62
Ah, danke!!
Yes, it's the light that came with the tank. And if I want faster growth, I'll just upgrade the hood.
Thanks!!

--Kai
kaifyre is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome