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Old 02-12-2018, 09:58 PM   #1
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65 Gallon Lowish light

Just set up a new tank last night and i am looking to stock it with plants what plants would you recommend for each part carpet mid and the back of the tank
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65 Gallon Lowish light

Dimensions of the tank? Exact light set up?

For the front I would stick to:
True sagittaria subulata
Micro/chain sword
Hydrocotyle tripartita
Marsilea hirsuta
hemianthus micranthemoides
Crypt parva
Crypt lutue
Crypt pigmea

For midground:
Java fern, any kind
Anubias, any kind
Larger swords
Any other crypts (excluding giant crypts/spiralis)
Dwarf red tiger lotus
bucephalandra, any kind

For background:
Vallisneria
Hellanthium
Lloydellia
Rotala rotundifolia
Ludwigia repens
Hygrophila polysperma (if itís legal in your area)
Crinum
Apongeton
Large crypts like spiralis


Add any mosses you wish as well.


These are all fairly low light plants and considerably easy to care for
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36" x 18" x 24" and currently i am just running leds i am waiting a few weeks to get a new set of lights.
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and honestly i think its a top fin led just normal lighting
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and honestly i think its a top fin led just normal lighting
Okay, probably stick to java fern, java moss and anubias, I don't think that light is capable of growing much.... sorry about that especially in a tank 20+" deep
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im going to order a new light what do you suggest
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:27 PM   #7
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65 Gallon Lowish light

Depends how much light you want and your budget....

Check out fluval fresh and plant 2.0 or fluval plant 3.0

Maybe 2 x 36Ē beamswork DA-FSPEC.

2, 3 or 4 x 36Ē T5-HO (depending on how much light you want).

Finnex planted + 24/7 cc

Current satellite led plus pro

Those are all good options, and fairly priced.

Keep in mind you have 18Ē front to back. The fluval lights have 120 degree lenses, so 1 is probably enough, T5ís will work well, the others donít quite have the spread front to back, so you may need 2 or some sort of supplemental light ....
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I just got the cheap Vivigrow lights and so far their ok.

VivaGrow DN RGB LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant 24/7 Remote Automation (120 cm- 48") https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722V7CW5..._AJ5GAb49BGYMY
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I just got the cheap Vivigrow lights and so far their ok.

VivaGrow DN RGB LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant 24/7 Remote Automation (120 cm- 48") https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722V7CW5..._AJ5GAb49BGYMY
They don't grow anything really
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24" deep tank needs quite a lot of light.... even for low light plants.
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