01-20-2008, 07:22 PM
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Well, I was hoping that the lighting upgrade would allow me a little more freedom in planting. Following the advice of the link you gave above I'm looking at 13.3 lumens/sq inch, which is listed on that site as between moderate and high light. Following the basic WPG rule, I'm looking at 1.83 WPG. I thought that would be a fairly reasonable amount of light?
As far as the grassy plant in the corner goes, maybe what I see in my head isn't the same as what I described. Really I just want something that will grow tall and dense and green.
Finally, how do folks usually get their plants? Are there some good online shopping options? I've been to every fish store in a 20 mile radius and nobody has a decent selection of plants. I've hit the Petco/PetSmarts and the independent stores. I managed to find some lace java fern but I really don't like the look of that stuff compared to the ordinary java fern. In my searches I did discover a new very nice LFS, which was cool. Of course, they had very nice plants in their display only tanks, but just a few sorry looking brown leaves in their sale tanks.