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Old 11-13-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Lighting/Filter/Hornwort questions.

1. I feel like gettin' rid of my 5 gallon planted and move up to a 10 gallon. Would two 18in 15watt bulbs around 13-14,000K's be enough for a low light setup??


2. Also do I need a filter or can I do without one in a planted aquarium?


3. Also if I trim the tops of the hornwort off can I re-plant those in the sand or do I have to just leave them floating or do I just have to throw them out. And i'm getting this kinda greyish tips on some of the leaves on the hornwort. What is this?
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C'mon somone has to know something.
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I'd say that should be enough for a low light setup. You still need a filter to circulate and oxygenate your water. A low light setup isn't going to provide all the oxygen your fish would need, and yes, just trim and replant the tops
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I'd say that should be enough for a low light setup. You still need a filter to circulate and oxygenate your water. A low light setup isn't going to provide all the oxygen your fish would need, and yes, just trim and replant the tops


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not a problem, give us a couple hours to respond next time. :P
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Yeah I was just in a rush today because I got some breathing test done and made me go into an asthma attack and i'm till little worked up so i'm really shaking and heart is beating fast lol.
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30W should be fine to start on the 10.

As for the hornwort, you can do whatever you want (floating or planted). The tops are usu. the best part, so I just take a bit off the bottom & replant the tops. If you want more hornwort, you can cut it in half & keep both pieces. But the stuff grows so fast that I usu. just throw out all the ugly looking bits.

AND ... take some slow deep breaths, ..... relax ...., that adrenaline rush should pass soon!!
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Yeah it's all good now and yeah I got the 10 gallon planted aquarium setup and got pictures but i'm busy tonight so i'm going to just post the pictures tmorrow in a new 10 gallon aquarium log.
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