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Old 11-19-2009, 03:19 PM   #11
 
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Thanks Byron! Now I also know why this light told me nothing at all
@Pedros...told you Byron knows his lights! I'd not be too worried about this, the light bulb is easy & cheap to exchange for anything like a LifeGlo like Byron suggested. With that in place you'll have a good starting point for MANY plants.
After the light matter is sorted out, I'd then go look what water parameter you have (generally hard or rather soft water?) and then look at plants that 1) YOU like and 2) that get along with either soft or hard water (whatever you may have).
There's several links to online places that have good pictures of plants for you to look at, see what you like and if you have questions about it, you can always ask back here, odds are any given one of the members has grown the plant before too
If you think they links would help you plant-wise, I'll gladly post them later, or just shop your LFS if you feel comfy with it
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #12
 
I have a list of potential plants at home. I will post them later when I have the list.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #13
 
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My Sundial had the option of marine actinic lighting or freshwater 'daylights'. Obviously I chose the latter since I have a freshwater aquarium. I'll have to look at the lighting specs when I get home but they should be geared towards plants and not coral.
Let me know the name on the tube, and any info (wattage, K rating, etc). If this is on a website somewhere, link it and I'll check it out. Some of the so-called "plant" lights are very poor, some excellent. Light is the single most important aspect of a planted aquarium. B.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #14
 
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Some of the so-called "plant" lights are very poor, some excellent. Light is the single most important aspect of a planted aquarium. B.
You mean like the "Flora Glo" which acc to its package is 'excellent' for plants and the name leads you to believe so as well, when really its not at all!?
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:47 PM   #15
 
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You mean like the "Flora Glo" which acc to its package is 'excellent' for plants and the name leads you to believe so as well, when really its not at all!?
Yes in my opinion. The Flora-Gro and Aqua-Glo and similar tubes [All Glass use these in their excellent fixtures but the tubes themselves are not good] are high in blue and red but little else, so the tank looks purplish or ghoulish, and while one might assume this would be good plant light notwithstanding the appearance, it isn't because they are quite weak in intensity. I had one of these, they called them Gro-lux back in the 1980's, so I speak from experience. B.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:07 PM   #16
 
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Yes in my opinion. The Flora-Gro and Aqua-Glo and similar tubes [All Glass use these in their excellent fixtures but the tubes themselves are not good] are high in blue and red but little else, so the tank looks purplish or ghoulish, and while one might assume this would be good plant light notwithstanding the appearance, it isn't because they are quite weak in intensity. I had one of these, they called them Gro-lux back in the 1980's, so I speak from experience. B.
They really shouldn't be allowed to name them like this and mislead people.
You wanna see ugly light...these tubular screw in light bulbs of mine on the 10g....well let's just say I'll have another DYI day tomorrow, drives me nuts and you CAN NOT get these screw in bulbs in any other tones then what I got (just different watts)
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:11 PM   #17
 
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, it isn't because they are quite weak in intensity. B.
Wouldn't that show up in the lumens rating which is the measure of brightness? (Assuming it's listed on the bulb)
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #18
 
Byron,

Here is a link to the light fixture I have:

https://www.aquariumplants.com/Produ...tCode=CUR01153

The bulbs say: F54 T5/865k
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:17 PM   #19
 
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Byron,

Here is a link to the light fixture I have:

https://www.aquariumplants.com/Produ...tCode=CUR01153

The bulbs say: F54 T5/865k
I can't find specs on the tubes, but 6700K is full spectrum so I'll assume the light is OK from that aspect. But I would be really concerned over the amount. Four 54w T5 full spectrum tubes over a 75g 4-foot tank is an incredible amount of light intensity. Easily three if not four times what is needed.

How long have you had this tank running? What fish are in it, and what type of plants?


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Old 11-20-2009, 01:02 PM   #20
 
The tank has been running for a few months. I have 8 Koi Angelfish and 20 Rasbora Hets. I will be adding some Cardinal Tetras, Roseline Sharks, Rainbow Fish, and maybe some others in the future. Like I said, I will be getting a full electronic Co2 system in a month and I was going to begin planting then.

The plants I am considering are:

Dwarf Baby Tears, Anubias Barteri v. 'Nana', Dwarf Hairgrass, Anubias Heterphylla, Golden Lloydiella, Bacopa Australis, Nasaea Red, Cabomba Green, Cabomba Pulcherrima, Ludwigia Peruensis, Green Myrio, Rotala Magenta, Rotala Wallichii, and Rotala Indica. I also have a couple moss balls for fun.

I probably won't use all of the plants I listed but I will use most of them. The goal is a full aquascape with very dense plants. I don't mean dense as in they are going to cover the entire aquarium. I just mean the plants that I have will be bush-like in there appearance. I have heard that intense light is necessary for this type of growth. I honestly did like 6 months of research and the consensus was that I would need at least 2 watts per gallon of FS lighting and Co2 injection. Currently I have 2.88 watts per gallon which is pretty pedestrian from what I've read.
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