Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Beginner Planted Aquarium (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-planted-aquarium/)
-   -   best type of lighting for aquarium plants (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-planted-aquarium/best-type-lighting-aquarium-plants-119597/)

tankman12 11-12-2012 09:18 PM

best type of lighting for aquarium plants
 
i have a 29 gallon freshwater tank with live plants that are not doing so well and wondering what type of light would be the best for growing them??????????

Boredomb 11-13-2012 02:45 AM

why type of light/s do you have now??

tankman12 11-13-2012 02:48 PM

i have compact floresents

Boredomb 11-13-2012 02:53 PM

how many, what wattage, and do you know the Kelvin rating???

tankman12 11-13-2012 03:07 PM

it is 70 watts and theres only one. whats the kelvin rating???????

Boredomb 11-13-2012 03:39 PM

well I am certainly not the person to explain Kelvin rating but simply put it is the color temperature of a light source. Plants go best between 5000k - 7000k. 6500k is what most ppl use as it is closes to the sun durning at noon. A single 70w bulb probably isn't the best. Two bulbs would be best but then you would probably want the bulbs to be 15watts 6500k bulbs.

tankman12 11-13-2012 03:44 PM

it might also be because the water is dark because of the 2 peices of driftwood i hv

Boredomb 11-13-2012 03:48 PM

dark? Like it colored you water (tannins) or is the driftwood blocking the light?

Boredomb 11-13-2012 03:48 PM

Do you use fertilizers for your plants? What plants do you have?

tankman12 11-13-2012 04:35 PM

the water has the tannins in it. i use fertilizer the flourish one.i hv an amazon sword which is doing alright, java ferns and java moss which r doing fine. i also have a few more which i do not no the names of.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2