Got a new aquarium and want to grow plants
I have an aquarium I just picked up. It is a 37 gallon eclipse with one of those all in one tops. It has two 15 watt bulbs I think. I had a 29 gallon before it and was never able to get plants to grow with just the single light. Do I have enough light to grow plants now. If so what type of plants would do well. It is a community tank with lots of livebearers. Any help would be appreciated.
Any low to medium light plants. Amazon swords, crypts, sags, apondogens would work.
A good substrate is also necessary. I use EcoComplete for Planted Tanks. Other substrate include Flourite or a gravel mix using laterite.
Fertilizers can either be dry or liquid. I like Pfertz, a liquid, for my smaller, low tech setups. It is very user friendly and comes in four pump bottles. They are also a sponsor of the forum.
Thanks for imput. Any idea what type of plant these are
Here are a couple of pictures of the plants that I picked up locally. Sorry for my ignorance but is substrate gravel? Can you tell from my pictures if what I have is any good? Is EcoComplete something I can pick up at like a petsmart or would I have to order it online?
Pics? EcoComplete should be available at any reputable lfs. Yes, substrate is gravel.
Check out this link for pics of plants.
Some are high light, some meet your conditions.
I cant figure out how to post pics can I send them over via email to you
When your in the message box, under insert it'll have an upload image option. Click that and the rest is very easy.
With that lighting (1wpg) you're pretty restricted as to what plants you can expect to grow well..
How high is the tank? 18"?
Looks like it is right about 18 inches tall. I may be able to get a retro kit that has one 65watt light
Is it a T-5?
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