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Old 11-21-2011, 01:32 PM   #11
 
oh oh here it goes not the best pictures but il try to come up with more soon!

no idea what this is hehe

this either

i could speculate but not sure :D front and back

this one im prety sure its a Dwarf Anubias but still could be wrong :P hehe

the best picture of 2 of my black ruby barb ...
I think that is prety much it if you guys need more pictures il take as much as you guys need! :) thx!
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #12
 
so would you guys think these plants need more light? or do they seem fine? or maybe co2?
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:00 PM   #13
 
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Plant ID, taking photos from top to bottom:
Echinodorus (sword), possibly E. parviflorus [the natural species, not "Tropica" variant]
Ammannia gracilis (probably)
Bascopa (stem plant in back), Eleocharis (commonly Hairgrass, the front plant)
Anubias

On the light, we have discussed options previously. With the fixture you have taking a T8 single tube, the Life-Glo or ZooMed UltraSun would be the best tubes. Stem plants need more light than swords, so observe the plant's response. I have tried several plants over the years; some manage, some don't, and I stay with what will under my light.

CO2 would be pointless with moderate light, it would not balance and be wasted.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:08 PM   #14
 
good idea I will just keep my money for the next bigger tank il buy Il then put my black ruby barbs in there and make it a better place for them. I was thinking a 120 gallon, I am currently shoping for good substrat for planted aquariu and that would also be good for my barbs and the plants i should be using that are the clossest from what they live in etc
anyways thank for the help all plants seems to be doing fine with the light i got right now just my Echinodorus which was green when i bought it has some red in the leafs, I will just do what you told me too and stick with the light i got
and if need be il transfer them in the new tank il buy
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