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  1. Lighting
    Hi all. I need help with picking new lights for planted tank. I've been using two 165 watt grow lights on my 46 gallon deep bow-front heavily planted tank for a while now. The results are excellent. Daily trimmings are required, and fast growing plants like Hornwort grow 5 to 6 inches every...
  2. Plants
    Hi, stupid question, I know. I have a 20gal long aquarium and a NICREW Classic LED Plus light. According to their website, this light is 22W, 1150lm and 6500k. From my research I know that this light is on the low end of wattage for plants, but I don't have the money to invest in a twinstar or...
  3. Planted Nano Tanks
    I am starting a 2.5 gallon tank. It's a glass cylinder 9.5 inches high and 8.5 inches in diameter. The distance from the substrate to the top of the tank is 7.5 inches. I am starting with low light plants at first, but may change them out for others. For now, I will be planting Anubias Barteri...
  4. Lighting
    Help! I have several questions I would love to have answered! My friends surprised me with a 20G tank today and I'm having trouble figuring out the lighting. I've only taken care of a 5G tank till now. They got me the TopFin 20 G starter kit and there are no light specifications written...
  5. Lighting
    With the new higher wattage CFL bulbs, how do I figure out the watt:gallon ratio for a 29-high? Thanks so much!
  6. Lighting
    I am using my 6 bulb tek fixture i used for my reef tank on my new planted aquarium. Its t5 ho light and have been told its way overkill. so my question is if i only use 3 bulbs would that be sufficant enough for my tank?
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All! I'm new here and could use some help... I've been doing well with my 10 gallon planted tank. Red wendtii, frogbit, java fern, and some miscellaneous cryptocorynes. It's a nice low-light, low-tech tank. Hooray! Now I'd like to try something more challenging. I bought a 30 gallon tank...
  8. Lighting
    Hi All~ I am going to be starting a super nano 2.5 gallon planted tank for my betta. And yes, with proper heating and filtration. My problem is, the kit comes with an incandescent bulb, as opposed to a fluorescent. I have everything else planned to down to the second for this tank-- with the...
  9. Lighting
    I'm stumped. I started up a 1.5 gallon cubic nano a few weeks ago. It's fairly heavily planted with a mix of medium to high light plants, and lighting is from a single 15W daylight CF bulb about three inches above the top of the water, and ten or so inches above the lowest point of the tank...
  10. Lighting
    Hi. I am upgrading my 1 year old tank from gravel to aqua soil and from a 15 watt flourescent bulb to a better one. I want to grow HC (dwarf baby tears) and so I will need moderate lighting. I want to keep the current basic lighting hood and just upgrade my bulb to keep costs down. Is this...
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