I am in the process of getting CO2 and new upgraded lighting for my 29G tank. I need to buy the light from my LFS that has limited options because I am broke, but I have gift cards for this shop.
: SkyAqua Planted Tank Light
or SkyAqua Marine Light
So the obvious choice would be the freshwater, planted tank light. But my LFS mostly specializes in marine keeping so they don't reorder often the freshwater lights, and they're currently out of the 30"-36" light. My tank is 30" long and 18" deep so I'm not sure I could get away with a smaller freshwater light from SkyAqua. I could maybe do two 12"-18"? They do have the marine light though in two sizes that would fit my tank, and since it's adjustable with a remote, I was thinking maybe I could adjust it be a better freshwater light. Up the reds, go down on the blues? Reduce the brightness? 🤔 It's a pretty high PAR rating at a depth of 12" so maybe it would be a good fit for my deeper tank since I have a few high light plants. I really, REALLY don't understand all these new LED lights and PAR ratings, even after reading, so any help is very much appreciated!
: Recommendations also welcome cause again, broke, turns out kids and homes are expensive.
Currently using the CO2 tablets just until I can get a system in. Have seen improved growth with them.
: Flourite gravel, Flourite sand, and Caribsea sand for non-planted parts of the tank.
: Easy Green - Aquarium CoOp
Current light: Random cheap LED for planted tanks from Amazon.
- no growth or new plants
- looking good
- mostly good with new growth
- tons of baby plants sprouting up
- this things is a weed and I love it
- looks sad on the parts that are red, but new green growths emerging
Ludwigia inclinata v. inclinata
- it's turning white/pink and looks depressed
- growing pretty good but loosing the red
Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig'
- actually growing great and has kept it's red
- also growing well
help is appreciated. I used to keep Mbuna, so this is a whole different experience. I'm willing to make the effort, even with a tight bank account. Thanks in advance.