07-01-2011, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SinCrisis
Oh i just realized i said add, i meant to replace. The current LEDs, i think, are warm white, so they max out at 3500k i think... (in comparison to the pure white which runs up to 6000k in my other tank). Also with the linked lamp, I would have to replace the current light since the LED lights are very bulky.
I was under the impression that my plants could all handle low light? The only one I thought needed high light was the dwarf hairgrass, but i was informed that it would just grow longer in low light but still survive.
I am fertilizing with jungle root tabs at the moment, no liquid ferts. The substrate is fine sand. The brazilian miscrosword isnt looking to good but the crypt undulata is doing well, did not even melt when planted (both these were planted 2 weeks ago). The crypt retrospiralis is melting, been in for about a week and the dwarf hairgrass is still green, also been in for 1 week. I recently pulled up one clump of the hairgrass to see if it was growing and i saw new root growth already so im tentatively assuming the other patches should be behaving the same and getting established. I want to make sure i can get these plants right before adding more plants.
On its own, I would think it is good light.
The hairgrass was the "higher" light plant i was thinking of; I've never tried it, let us know if it "manages" in less light, as it is regarded as high light.
The Microsword might be similar. I think I may have this, it is in my 70g with the Flourite. I bought this plant as the narrow-leaf pygmy chain sword, Hellanthium tenellum [formerly Echinodorus tenellus] but I don't think from its appearance after 4 months that it is a pygmy chain. It is sending out runners everywhere but the plants are very small and thin and pale, so it looks rather anemic to me
. Any chance you could post a pic of just the microsword? I'd like to see if it is like mine. B.