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post #1 of 11 Old 09-21-2009, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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ok so i have made my first newt tank! ive had FW tanks for yrs, but have never had live plants! i want this tank to look natural and beautiful! i bought some aponogenton bulbs form my local walmart. and i have placed them half in my sand substrate for them to grow and done this sun sept 20th! since its a half land and half water tank (for the newt) it has a screen top (for now). i used my regular lamp beside my tank with a swirly energy efficient bulb thats 23watts! will this work for the plants to grow?????????? im only going to plant very hardy very easy to grow plants. for now its just the apono's


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-21-2009, 10:24 PM
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No a regular lamp will not grow plants...Go to Google and type in "proper lighting aquarium plants"

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-22-2009, 01:31 AM
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cfls WILL GROW PLANTS i have done this myself and it works. as long as the light is directed INTO the tank you will be fine. again CFLS WILL GROW PLANTS.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-22-2009, 02:57 AM
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ok so i have made my first newt tank! ive had FW tanks for yrs, but have never had live plants! i want this tank to look natural and beautiful! i bought some aponogenton bulbs form my local walmart. and i have placed them half in my sand substrate for them to grow and done this sun sept 20th! since its a half land and half water tank (for the newt) it has a screen top (for now). i used my regular lamp beside my tank with a swirly energy efficient bulb thats 23watts! will this work for the plants to grow?????????? im only going to plant very hardy very easy to grow plants. for now its just the apono's


heres some links to some pics

planted newt tank jsut started sept 21 2009 picture by kimowen04 - Photobucket


10 gallon newt tank!!! picture by kimowen04 - Photobucket
I don't see any light where is it?
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-22-2009, 01:13 PM
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I don't see any light where is it?

If you actually read the entire post he wrote you will see towards the end him asking if his "swirly light" next to his tank would work. which it will if he can somehow direct the light towards the tank. i would be ghetto but you could do it.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-23-2009, 04:41 AM
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What is CFLS?
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post #7 of 11 Old 09-23-2009, 12:29 PM
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Compact Florescent Light AKA CFL, AKA Swirly bulbs
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-24-2009, 04:47 AM
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Compact Florescent Light AKA CFL, AKA Swirly bulbs
Can i see a picture of Compact Florescent Light and Swirly bubls?

I have a light that come with a tank is that enough for plants?
I have a light that come with a tank will this work for the plants to grow?
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-25-2009, 02:59 PM
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they come in many many shapes and sizes, just google it
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-25-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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thanks. well so far thiers NO growth??
but ive read up and people say that only half the bulbs even grow?
is 23 watts and its CFL! i pointed the lamp tword the tank and its not like its very deep water either.
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