i have a 55g with eco complete and 2 55w bulbs f55bx/ar/fs. here is the info on them (55watts T5 4-Pin (2G11) Base 9,325K Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium High Lumen Biax Compact Fluorescent GE Light Bulb). im dosing flourish twice a week. i have the lights on for 10 hours a day. a ehime 2217 and 1 802 power head for filtration. 1 pleco and 1 bicher. ive had a few plants in there for a week or so and so far they have done nothing? plants are anubis and a couple swords. im shooting for low tech planted tank. any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks
If those bulbs are in a AH Supply light kit, with their great reflector, you probably have high medium light, but if they are in an Ebay fixture, you might barely have low light. What is the substrate?
its a albino sailfin pleco (that is a pig) and the bicher will be moved to to my other tank a 125 with a custom 3d background when i get done (im close!). i just posted in another tread about snails. i would love to get some but my water is kinda soft ( i will test soon) what can i do to harden it up for some snails? the lights have been on for a week no alge yet! thanks for any help