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Old 10-12-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
 
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lighting question

My 110 tall has a VHO ballast in the hood, but I recently decided to use regular 40W (2) 48" T-12 full spectrum bulbs instead of VHO bulbs so I could keep the rainbow shark and loaches happy.

are there any plants that would enjoy that level of light, and am I going to have any algae issues using such a low light level for the bottom?
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
 
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is it side by side or one or another.


Anubias java moss maybe java fern crypt
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:10 PM   #3
 
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side by side, its only a 48" long tank
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:56 PM   #4
 
That's less than 1 WPG

Java Moss/Fern, Crypts, and Anubias could probably survive these lighting conditions with no CO2.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:08 AM   #5
 
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That's less than 1 WPG
sure is :) i decided to go low light for the yoyo loaches i wanna get. besides, i tried 2 regular 40W shop light bulbs just to test the ballast out and it melted my eyeballs when i turned it on lol i think most of the fish will do just fine :D
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