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M496 05-22-2011 10:06 PM

What plants go good with these....
 
Hi,
I have a five gallon tank with Bacopa australis and Anubias barteri. First of all, do these two types go together good? (lighting, etc.)
Secondly, what other types of plants go wiith these and in a five gallon tank.

Thanks!

M496 05-22-2011 11:08 PM

Also, I'd like to add that the lighting system I have in the tank that I am going to move the plants (above) into is 16 Bulb LED. Is this a lot of light for these plants? and what other plants go with this lighting system?

redchigh 05-23-2011 12:52 PM

I would stick to mostly 'low light' plants with an LED system... Not sure exactly how good those are.

Keep the Bacopa and see how it does, but I'd stick to Anubias, Java fern, java moss, bacopa monnerei, hygrophila sp., aponogetons, dwarf lilies, vallisneria, etc.

M496 05-23-2011 04:57 PM

Thank you! I'll check those out. Also, do you know how many watts is that 16 bulb led light? If it is way too low, then I will probably replace it.
Also, can I attach that anubias to my fake decor? (it is small and branch shaped) Its so much easier to attach it than be careful about burying it too far into the gravel.

Byron 05-23-2011 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M496 (Post 681293)
Thank you! I'll check those out. Also, do you know how many watts is that 16 bulb led light? If it is way too low, then I will probably replace it.
Also, can I attach that anubias to my fake decor? (it is small and branch shaped) Its so much easier to attach it than be careful about burying it too far into the gravel.

Watts is only the measurement of the amount of energy a bulb/tube uses to produce the light. It is not relevant to the intensity of light (which is what you really want to know) and especially with modern types like LED which use so very little energy (watts) to produce much more light relatively speaking.

If you could track down the fixture online, it might indicate the light output. I have no direct experience with LED aquarium lighting but in various threads here several members have commented on the low output of some LED types.

Byron.

M496 05-23-2011 11:16 PM

Thank you! Do you know if I could attach the anubias barteri to a fake decor that I have?

redchigh 05-24-2011 09:17 AM

it it's porous you could. If it's smooth and plastic I doubt it.


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