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I really want to try and avoid a high tech tank, but I am thinking my 36" 39w Trio fixture may not be best for a low tech tank. Right now I am around 1.5Wpg...

I am keeping mostly crypts, Java's and a few vals.

I am wondering what everyone would suggest for a semi-low tech tank?

I want to stay away from co2 injection.

My budget is staying below $100, but I have a feeling I will go over that.. lol :icon_roll

Sorry to post this thread, I just get confused quickly when reading "Lighting information" threads.
 

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Your current lighting (I'm assuming 3 bulbs X 39w each) seems quite reasonable for a low/med light low-tech tank, with a lighting period of say, 8 hrs/day. What type of bulbs ?
Have you not been having success with that ?.
It'll grow many plants well, many more than the few you mentioned.
My 75 gal tank has only 2 X 39w T5 HO bulbs, and my med. planted set-up is doing quite well.
 
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