My tank is 45 gallons, 36x24x12, with a 30-60 gallon filter, which is corralled off, to not create alot of surface movement.
I have gotten my upgrade for my lighting fixtures, and i have three seperate three foot long fixtures each with a single t8 bulb in it. Currently on my tank is only one of these fixtures.
Its what i plan on working with for plants lighting.
Here is the stamp on my bulbs.
The other pictures are of my tank before the light, [it was a ten gallon hood with one 14 watt energy saver bulb] and the other is what my tank looks like now, with a single t8 bulb.
The plants i have currently are java moss, tied to river rocks at the bottom of the tank, a marimo ball, water sprite, and parrots feather.
My water sprite is floating, as i believe this is the only way to have this plant? though i am wondering if you could tie it to wood? or whatever else? i assume it wont root to it, but it might create a cool effect.
My parrots feather is also floating, as thats how it was sold to me, as a surface plant. Ive heard you can stick it in the gravel? I dont have much gravel, as i find it easier to clean. So if i tied three or four stalks together, and wieghted it down, would that be okay? Any other suggestions for how to use this plant?
I am looking for maybe another two types of plants. Im not really sure what im looking for, so suggestions based on my lighting would be appreciated!
Also, my lighting is okay for the plants i currently have?
The fish in my tank are as follows:
9 adult Guppies, [3m,6f]
1 BN pleco
1 RN pleco
2 Rosy Red Minnows
2 Apple Snails
30-40 Guppy fry, 3-5 days old