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post #1 of 5 Old 12-13-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 5 Old 12-13-2010, 06:56 PM
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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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post #3 of 5 Old 12-13-2010, 07:12 PM
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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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post #4 of 5 Old 12-22-2010, 07:30 PM
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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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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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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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