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  1. laughing
    09-04-2011 03:17 PM - permalink
    My wendtiis are doing great <3 I'm adding CO2 to my tank and updating my lighting to flourescent spectrum 6500k bulbs! Hopefully they'll grow a tad quicker ;)

    What are some other good types of plants? You seem to pick them very well!
  2. laughing
    05-28-2011 01:27 AM - permalink
    I guess I will take suggestions and look at walmart for bulbs now!
  3. laughing
    05-28-2011 12:53 AM - permalink
    Grrr! Do you know how to make your own hood light thing??
  4. laughing
    05-27-2011 01:36 PM - permalink
    Well I will hit re hardware store tomorrow and see what I cam get my hands on! What is the minimum spectrum I should look for?
  5. nowzem
    05-27-2011 11:35 AM - permalink
    That is exactly right. :) I bought a tank kit with incandescent bulbs and I hated it so much I went out and bought a whole new hood that night LOL.
  6. laughing
    05-27-2011 10:20 AM - permalink
    I think the spectrum of the bulb plays a big deal in the growing factor as well. 3 watts to the gallon is a lot, yet most plants wont grow with these bulbs! I do agree flourescent looks better. It has a more 'daylight' look to it.
  7. nowzem
    05-27-2011 10:15 AM - permalink
    Ahhh, that makes sense :)

    Yup I'm nowzem everywhere :) (DA and other art forums too...)
  8. laughing
    05-27-2011 10:11 AM - permalink
    Same user name?

    Well it is a 10 gallon. I will find fluorescent. Then I will have 30 watt fluorescent which should be good for a 10 gal!

    Because the hood says don't go over 15 watts... :/ I would've loved to have the 25 bulbs though
  9. nowzem
    05-27-2011 09:23 AM - permalink
    Yes that means 30 watts. You may or may not have algae issues with more lighting...confused as to why its unsafe to use your 25w? Its really kinda complex, but I think your lighting should be fine! If your plants aren't growing, then try for a different kind of lighting but I would probably just see how it goes for now!

    10 hours should be a good amount of time. Those plants are pretty easy going, so I think it will be fine. BTW, I wouldn't suggest the CO2 fizz tabs...they give really unreliable dosing and most planted tank aquarists agree that its a waste of money. I think the root tabs were a great investment however!

    A great website is Just look through or post questions in their FW planted forum. I'm a member there too!
  10. laughing
    05-27-2011 01:48 AM - permalink
    I am confused on lighting. I have (2) 15 watt bulbs so does that mean I have 30watts or do you just count single bulb wattage?

    I bought 25 watt bulbs today but forum members advised me not to for safety reasons.

    If I have a total of 30 watts I think I would fare well. I will try and find 15 watt fluorescent bulbs. Then I should get a good amount of light. I will leave the light on about 10 hours a day.

    Thanks if you can answer my question!!

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