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Old 12-23-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
 
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9W PL Bulb

It's me again, with yet another plant question!! haha

I have a 4 gallon tank with a 9W PL Bulb and was just wondering, whether the bulb will keep Anubias alive and looking healthy? I know these plants need little light to survive and grow, but is a 9W bulb too little light?

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Old 12-24-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
 
What kinda bulb to start? Incandescent or fluorescent?
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
 
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Sorry, fluorescent
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
 
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Anyone have an idea?
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #5
 
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I can't see a problem. A 9w light of any sort (well, almost) over a 4g tank will likely be sufficient light. Anubias like shade, such as floating plants overhead. If the light is too much, Anubias are targets for brush algae. You can monitor and increase/decrease the duration.

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Old 01-04-2011, 01:34 PM   #6
 
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I can't see a problem. A 9w light of any sort (well, almost) over a 4g tank will likely be sufficient light. Anubias like shade, such as floating plants overhead. If the light is too much, Anubias are targets for brush algae. You can monitor and increase/decrease the duration.

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Thanks for the reply, its good to know that Anubias could grow with this bulb although it is me and I will likely end up killing them somehow haha what about Java Fern?
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Thanks for the reply, its good to know that Anubias could grow with this bulb although it is me and I will likely end up killing them somehow haha what about Java Fern?
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