01-27-2012, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by yazzie
Hi I would like both, the light is a 3 foot fluorescent tube I am going to put it on a timer.
With a 3-foot (36 inch) tube, presumably the 105 liter (~30 g) tank is around 3 feet in length? With a full spectrum or daylight tube, you will be fine for low and moderate light plants which covers the majority.
First the tube, you can buy these in fish stores but they will be more expensive than tubes in hardware stores. I can asuggest some brands if asked. Main thing is the spectrum, and a kelvin rating around 6500K (5000K to 7000K wil work).
Plants: Any of the green-leaf sword plants in Echinodorus (there are several in our profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top), the pygmy chain sword, Corkscrew Vallisneria; these are substrate-rooted plants [click on shaded names for that profile]. Anubias, Java Fern, Java Moss; these attach to wood and rock. And for floating, Water Sprite is ideal, and Brazilian Pennywort works well floating or planted as a stem plant.