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Is this enough plants?
Old 05-08-2012, 06:39 AM   #11
 
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Cichlid issues aside, looks like you have two 36" fixtures which have 24" bulbs correct? That puts you firmly in low light. The swords should manage, the moss will do fine and so will Java Fern. Wisteria though needs a bit more. It might do okay, but expect it to be rather slow going.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:07 AM   #12
 
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Beautiful tank. I myself would keep my swords to the back of the tank as they can get rather tall. An Amazon will get 24 inches tall. Man I hope the fish do not do damage to the plants, that would be a shame, they are very pretty.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #13
 
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Cichlid issues aside, looks like you have two 36" fixtures which have 24" bulbs correct? That puts you firmly in low light. The swords should manage, the moss will do fine and so will Java Fern. Wisteria though needs a bit more. It might do okay, but expect it to be rather slow going.
I actually have 3 24" lights.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #14
 
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Beautiful tank. I myself would keep my swords to the back of the tank as they can get rather tall. An Amazon will get 24 inches tall. Man I hope the fish do not do damage to the plants, that would be a shame, they are very pretty.
Yeah, I've done my research and know that cichlids will tear up these plants. I plan to get my 35 set up, and add these plants to them. I just had a spike in nitrites and went on a tangent with the plants in hopes of bringing them down. I also removed 2 algae eaters, the black molly and swordtail so the bioload isnt ridiculous right now.

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