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post #1 of 4 Old 01-29-2014, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
Suggestion and Help for my tank.

I have 18 Gallon Tank with anubias nana, dwarf sagitteria, glosso. and java moss. DIY CO2. Substrate as Flora Max red. I am also adding Seachem Flourish weekly. Most important I don't any fish now. Tank is just 5 days. I am putting on my lights 10 hrs I have attached picture lights.
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I don't know how much watt it is but they are LED.

Now my question is this light is enough for my tank or should I increase it. Next Do I need to add any fertilizer, if Yes than which one and how much dosage. Please give me name which are easily(i.e well known) available and cheap as I am tight on my budget.

My glosso is growing vertical and it is getting hole and white edge. dwarf sag is getting brown on end

Hope I will get some good answer.

17.5" x 10" x 10" (i.e. 8 gallon) Fresh water tank
8 Neon Tetra

Planning to put some ghost shrimp
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-29-2014, 11:34 PM
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we cant tell you if that light will be enough for your tank unless you can tell us the wattage. does the tank get any sunlight?

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we cant tell you if that light will be enough for your tank unless you can tell us the wattage. does the tank get any sunlight?
No it does not have sunlight.

17.5" x 10" x 10" (i.e. 8 gallon) Fresh water tank
8 Neon Tetra

Planning to put some ghost shrimp
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I don't think much information is available for LEDs and aquarium plants. I think wattage will not apply to LEDs since wattage measures the energy use and not necessarily the light output. Watts are becoming irrelevant; a 40 watt t5ho will produce much more light than a 40 watt t12, and it's even more extreme for LEDs. Most people I've seen have just bought plants and tested whether or not they'd live with the LEDs. That light appears a little "purple" so I feel like it is probably a bad spectrum for plants.

Also, CO2 and micronutrients are important but you need some source of nitrogen. That's usually fish or commercial fertilizers or something like potassium nitrate.

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