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I have the tank near a window rn. there isn't "too much sunlight" as there is building shade, but there is light just not direct sunlight and I've been having it there for about 3 months now without any algae issues although it is a non-planted tank. there is also a led tubelight above the tank but not even slightly close to the tank. is it okay if i go on with this without any additional lighting? im gonna be using these plants
brazillian pennywort(3 stem)
water lettuce(1 plant)
elodea(3 stem)
Valisneria(1 plant)
hygrophila difformis(3 stems)
Cryptocoryne wendtii(1 plant)
Dwarf sag(3 plant)
Echinodorus ozelot(1plant)
Hygrophila polysperma(3 stems)
giant ambulia(3 stems)
 

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The water lettuce is a floating plant that will shade the others to the point where they possibly won't get enough light. Otherwise, these are all good choices.
 

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Window light comes at an angle, so floating plants don’t block as much light as overhead artificial light. I grow water lettuce and frogbit in my west facing window sill bowls and sunlight reach from the side with little blockage. I have to place vinyl grid behind the bowls to reduce the light intensity.
 

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