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post #11 of 15 Old 06-07-2013, 03:05 PM
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Java fern are low light, but I wouldn't call them fragile. As for the light, I agree with JDM that you should change it sooner rather than later. Many members suggest changing bulbs every 6 months. While bulbs might still produce plenty of light, they gradually degrade to the point where their output is not nearly as beneficial for the plants. You said that this is a 20 gallon tank, right ? There are sponge filters that will handle a 20 and more; however, I would stick with a simple HOB. Marineland makes a slim line of HOBs that have flow control and are very reasonable. Saw your pics and they are very nice

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post #12 of 15 Old 06-07-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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My filter doesn't really shift anything because the output is a little lower, so if I fill my tank up enough, it touches it and it doesn't disturb anything that way. Ill try posting pictures, but they don't show up for me... And I'm not sure if I want a sponge filter, especially if I later decide to get a larger tank, currently have an20 and a 29. My bulbs are the long kind... Ya... I'm trying to put pics on.





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My filter doesn't really shift anything because the output is a little lower, so if I fill my tank up enough, it touches it and it doesn't disturb anything that way. Ill try posting pictures, but they don't show up for me... And I'm not sure if I want a sponge filter, especially if I later decide to get a larger tank, currently have an20 and a 29. My bulbs are the long kind... Ya... I'm trying to put pics on.
Good tubes for plants are those with a Kelvin from 5000K to 7000K. The Life-Glo is ideal, but the ZooMed UltraSun is much the same and a bit less expensive.

The so-called "plant" and "aquarium" tubes are much less viable, as these will have about half the intensity.

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Good tubes for plants are those with a Kelvin from 5000K to 7000K. The Life-Glo is ideal, but the ZooMed UltraSun is much the same and a bit less expensive.

The so-called "plant" and "aquarium" tubes are much less viable, as these will have about half the intensity.

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Ok, do they sell those in pet stores or do I gave to buy them somewhere else?


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Ok, do they sell those in pet stores or do I gave to buy them somewhere else?
Some fish stores sell one or both I mentioned, and you can get them online.

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