10-03-2011, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Limeylemon
The main reason im going high light is to have a lot of floating plants, i did it before and all the plants below it died due to low light. So the light is not going to be too intense i believe.
Removing a portion of floating plant's every so often so that light can reach bottom plant's is what most folks do.If you let floating plant's cover the surface,then yes plant's below will suffer.
You can try the light, but I suspect Algae and lot's of it will be the result unless you raise the light fixture up off the tank 8 inches or more, or cut a piece of aluminum window screen to fit under the light if it is to rest on the glass.(may need to double it)
Co2 plus high light,, will place a demand from plant's for more nutrient's both macronutrient's, and micronutrient's.(more than is found in most supplement's)
In the absence of these on regular basis, plant's in my view won't perform much better than simple low tech,low light tank,with weekly addition of product such as flourish comprehensive which you may already be using.