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Another first timer starting up
Old 12-13-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
 
Question Another first timer starting up

Well my main question is I purchased a 55 gallon tank that has led's lighting which I would compare it to, I guess 30 watt bulb. I just purchased it yesterday filled it and added the detoxing additive that came with it. I want to let it cycle, but what kind of plants can I put in there I want it to look nice and green. But I don't know if I am going to have to purchase another lighting system, which I am hoping not. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
 
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From what I have been told and know, the easiest plants for beginners in basically any lighting are Anubias, and Java Ferns. Other stuff is more specific in it's demands. Hope that's a start for you anyway. Good luck with it all.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
 
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Without knowing the exact type of lights on the tank it is hard to tell. I don't really know much about LEDs and growing plants, but java fern and Anubias is probably the best place to start. From what I have heard only the really high quality LEDs put out enough light to grow plants.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:30 PM   #4
 
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If you can provide some info on the light some of us may be able to offer advice. I have read recently that LED is not good lighting for planted aquaria, but the way new technology is developing this could change overnight. Even a link to the website with info on the system might help.

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Old 12-23-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
 
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If you can provide some info on the light some of us may be able to offer advice. I have read recently that LED is not good lighting for planted aquaria, but the way new technology is developing this could change overnight. Even a link to the website with info on the system might help.

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Well I am not sure of the watage or brightness but they are bright. I wil try to get a picture of them and the tank. but it seems like the plants are doing ok, im just dealing with cloudy water for now i guess its all part of the cycling.
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