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Old 05-29-2008, 06:54 AM   #11
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Hi Oneball, welcome to AA!

I use stock lighting on my 15 gallon tank and have heaps of success growing plants. Purrbox is right, you are limited in what types of plants you can have, but there are definitely low-light (and low maintenance) options.

For lighting, I have a single 20w fluorescent tube. For plants I have Broad leaf hygrophilia, anubias nana and java fern. A weekly dose of Flourish Comprehensive trace ferts and some added potassium and that's all I need to do, maintenance-wise....
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awesome! i might just try that. three days running the filter by the way with AC has totally cleared the water up, just like you said. thank you for the help!!
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Just remember to do the full cycle before adding fish. Make sure you have a good liquid test kit (API makes a good one) and some ammonia to fuel the cycle. Take your time and experiment with things, and you will find a lot of satisfaction in it.
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