Hey guys. Can you teach me the basics.
Here's my story. My tank is a tall tank. I think its 45 gallons. 30 inches height. So I've put two different looking plants that I bought in 2 different LFS. They both said its a Java Fern. So anyway, I would like to know about lighting. Can you tell me how many Watts do my plants need, because, a 9watts bulb that my Dad just gave me. Every week, my plants wither and grows fewer young leaves. I'm adding liquid CO2 that I bought. But, still, they wither fast. So I guess its the Lighting's the problem. And I have no idea about proper lighting.
Here are my plants:
4 pcs "Java Fern"
and some Java Moss attach to wood and Clay decorations.
Here are my fish:
Please, tell me about lighting and how many watts does my lighting need that will go well with my plants and fishes.
and also, why does other aquariums lighting color has some effect? Like blue, pinkish and stuff. Was that okay for plants?
Sorry for the long post. And thanks for reading. I hope you can help me guys.
*Edit: I've found my 2 Java ferns on the net.