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Welsh 12-23-2010 03:14 PM

9W PL Bulb
 
It's me again, with yet another plant question!! haha

I have a 4 gallon tank with a 9W PL Bulb and was just wondering, whether the bulb will keep Anubias alive and looking healthy? I know these plants need little light to survive and grow, but is a 9W bulb too little light?

Thanks :-)

Mikaila31 12-24-2010 11:55 AM

What kinda bulb to start? Incandescent or fluorescent?

Welsh 12-24-2010 01:52 PM

Sorry, fluorescent

Welsh 12-26-2010 07:57 PM

Anyone have an idea?

Byron 12-28-2010 02:31 PM

I can't see a problem. A 9w light of any sort (well, almost;-)) over a 4g tank will likely be sufficient light. Anubias like shade, such as floating plants overhead. If the light is too much, Anubias are targets for brush algae. You can monitor and increase/decrease the duration.

Byron.

Welsh 01-04-2011 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 544181)
I can't see a problem. A 9w light of any sort (well, almost;-)) over a 4g tank will likely be sufficient light. Anubias like shade, such as floating plants overhead. If the light is too much, Anubias are targets for brush algae. You can monitor and increase/decrease the duration.

Byron.

Thanks for the reply, its good to know that Anubias could grow with this bulb although it is me and I will likely end up killing them somehow haha what about Java Fern?
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Byron 01-04-2011 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Welsh (Post 550674)
Thanks for the reply, its good to know that Anubias could grow with this bulb although it is me and I will likely end up killing them somehow haha what about Java Fern?
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Same.


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