New here, but I have been hobby fishkeeping for around 12 years now and had a few questions.
I'm starting up a 29 gallon tank, and plans are to so a sand/flourite mix bottom, planted tank. Now I'm trying to decide if i want to convert an existing light hood from incandescent to compact flourescent (if
I can find the bulbs) or go with an LED light setup, What I need to know is if the LED lights are going to be sufficient to meet the live plants needs, or are the CFL bulbs going to suit the tank better? I'm trying to shoot for around 2 WPG equivalent with either light setup. Either one is going to be a DIY project, because I do not have 100$ to drop on a new fixture.
As far as stock goes, im very limited to what I can put in, I live at a really high elevation and have found there are some fish who just cannot survive it (plecos, angels, gouramis). I have a current setup 10g planted with harlequin rasboras and a male betta and they seem to be doing ok (had the H. rasboras for over a year and the betta for about 2 months) I would love to do some dwarf rainbows in the new 29 gallon tank, a school of von rio tetras and possibly some dwarf cories. But have not tried any at this altitude (7800 ft above sea level) so any suggestions on how to make the transition easier? They have to travel from denver to the mountains, about a 2 hour trip. (it is the closest place to buy any fish)
thanks in advance for any advice!