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Good day all. I currently have a 40g tank set up with a 65w CF light system. It's a 50/50 bulb, and I was wondering if that would be enough to grow some plants that may require moderate lighting. I am looking to get some moss and smaller plants to start filling in the foreground of my tank, but didn't want to get plants and have them die off due to inadequate lighting. I wasn't really sure where this amount of light would fall in the grand scheme of things. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the info. That bulb just happens to be the one that came with the fixture. It's about time to replace it anyway, so i will just change to the other style.

I am in SW Portland, near the Multnomah Village area.
 

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65 watts of CF lighting over a 40gal tank still leaves you on the low light side, however, no matter what bulb you put in there.

That being said, you should be able to get a decent foreground going if you stick with low light plants such as E. tenellus or Marselia minuta. Mosses should also do just fine.
 
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