Originally Posted by Fresh2o
Those lights are probably okay for low light plants (Java Fern, Anubias, moss, crypts). Medium light would be a stretch IMO
with the depth of that tank.
The star repens will grow slowly under those conditions. I have some in a shallower tank (12") with dual T5 normal output bulbs. They stay green and grow despite no ferts added to the water column. Even in optimal conditions they don't send runners; side shoots often appear after trimming them. When they get between 1-2" i trim and replant them.
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Hmmmmmm I'm thinking about replacing the colormax for another floramax bulb, I can't really go back to full spectrum bulbs because they just don't make the colors of my fish pop, did a comparison and with the full spectrum bulb my red cherry shrimp didn't even look red lol, with the floramax it makes everything pop! Any idea on some powerful bulbs that help plants grow and make the colors of the fish and shrimp pop out?
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