I'm new to the site and kinda new to the hobby. I have started a 15 gallon aquarium and it's been running for a month now. I do have quite a plant collection already and it's come to my attention that I will need fluorescent lighting in order for my plants to flourish (as oppose to the two 15 watt incandescent bulbs I am using now). Now I really do not want to get into CO2
infusions, so I am wondering what wattage I need for CFL bulbs in order to maintain my plants? Is a 1 watt to 1 gallon ratio good enough to sustain my plants? Can I get away with say two 13 watt CFLs and not have to use CO2
? I do use liquid plant fertilizer once a week to supplement them. I currently have one Melon Sword, two Moneyworts, one Red Ludwigia, a Wisteria, and a Crypt. Parva.
Any information you can give me will be of great benefit. I look forward to your replies. Thanks!