11-09-2009, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by stephanieleah
What do you mean ID the plant? I have lowered the lighting and they are doing better. I don't know what wattage I'm using, but I was giving them up to 16 hours a day of light. Now only about 10. There's still one plant that I might just take out. I don't know what it's called, I've looked everywhere online.
ID the plant means provide us with the name; a photo will probably help if you don't know the name.
To answer the question in your prior post, there has to be a balance between light (intensity and duration) and nutrients (which includes CO2, macro- and micro-nutrients). There is no magic formula, but there are some guidelines. The first (and single most important) element is the light. If you could tell us the type and wattage (assuming this is fluorescent, the name and wattage will be shown at one end of the tube) and how many tubes over the tank, and the tank size (gallons and length) we can start from there.
Also, what type (species) of plants do you want? Some do better in lower light, some require more light and this gets into the issue of carbon dioxide (CO2). Knowing the goal you have for a planted tank will allow us to advise on light and nutrients.
[By the way, Jack Middleton is banned from this forum.]