08-31-2012, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by otter
I am setting up a 26 gallon at the moment.. for my sorority ;D
and I only have a 15 watt lightbulb.. Its very unfortunate
If anyone can suggest some plants that will do well in low light it would be fabulous!
Thank you all
Over a 26g I am assuming you have a fluorescent tube of 15w, rather than a screw-in (incandescent) bulb. So first, getting a good tube will help. A "daylight" with a Kelvin rating around 6500K is best. You may be able to get one at the hardware-type stores, as GE, Phillips and Sylvania all make them in most sizes (length), and these will be much less expensive than fish store tubes. But if you go with those, the Life-Glo is good and the ZooMed Ultra Sun. There is also a Coralife 50/50 I have not tried.
With this tube, you would have no problem with Anubias, Java Fern, Java Moss; these all attach to wood or rock. Pygmy chain sword, some of the crypts, perhaps Corkscrew Vallisneria. And among stem plants, Brazilian Pennywort and Hornwort. Floating plants too. We have many of these in our profiles, click the shaded names or browse them under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page.