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I just got a fluval spec 5. I wanted to do a low tech set up with a few live plants. Maybe anubias and java moss and some driftwood. Would the lighting be sufficient for those plants? And what type of substrate would be best?
 

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Sure, those plants will do fine with the stock light. Growth will be slow, but they will do ok. As for substrate, anything will do. If you don't plan on a large fish load, just simple play sand would look nice with a nice dark DW with the moss and or Anubias tied to it. I have one of these myself and am waiting till finnexx gets back to me about the upgrade light I'm looking at. Back ordered.
 
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