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Old 04-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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I am looking for moss and other plants to put in my guppy tank, I am by no means an expert in planted tanks so I need something relatively easy to take care of.
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What size tank?
What lighting do you have?
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I have loads of Najas indica, aka guppy grass available. It grows quite well in my 20 high under a regular FL strip light, even better under brighter lights in my larger tanks. It's a floating plant, but will root itself slightly if it stays in contact with the substrate (or a sponge filter) long enough but they aren't necessary for the plant's growth.
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What size tank?
What lighting do you have?
My tank is a 29 gallon
This is another thing I don't know much about but the writing on the bulb says 8,000k full spectrum daylight 17w 120v t8 (is that any good?)
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An 8k bulb isn't much use for live plants, 6500 or 6700 is a better spectrum for them. T8 is regular fluorescent, and on a 29 would be rated as very low lighting. A T5 fixture would be better, Coralife makes a 2 14w bulb 24" freshwater aqualight that would be great for a 29. I used one on a 30 long for years, it grew Najas and hornwort quite well.
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An 8k bulb isn't much use for live plants, 6500 or 6700 is a better spectrum for them. T8 is regular fluorescent, and on a 29 would be rated as very low lighting. A T5 fixture would be better, Coralife makes a 2 14w bulb 24" freshwater aqualight that would be great for a 29. I used one on a 30 long for years, it grew Najas and hornwort quite well.
Ok well I guess I should read up on lighting before I get plants
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