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Old 09-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #11
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how do you know its not aquatic??? i bought it from an aquatic centre along with my other plants
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that 'white ribbon' plant is not aquatic. They are often sold as aquatic, but they'll rot and foul your tank if you leave them in a tank submerged. They'll only grow/live emersed.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #13
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The front right plant in pic isn't aquatic and the lighting looks good to me here is my full.tank shot
about the plants. I bought the same plants after the gal at the lfs told me they were for aquariums. Those plants definately arent supposed to be immersed. I experienced exactly what mfd said above. The best thing you can do for them is put them in a pot and set them on the windowsill. Quickly.

I will disagree with the comment that watts are irrelevant. You can see for yourself what is happening with your plants. Search the threads and you will find the consensus.
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Who said watts are irrelavent? I said watts per gallon is irrelavent, and it is. 2wpg of T5HO is not the same as 2wpg of MH is not the same as 2wpg of CFL is not the same as 2wpg of PC is not the same as 2wpg of T8 is not the same as 2wpg of LED. Now... how is WPG relevant? I can assure you, it's not.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #15
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gotta agree with mf on this one. it is irrelavent.
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Who said watts are irrelavent? I said watts per gallon is irrelavent, and it is. 2wpg of T5HO is not the same as 2wpg of MH is not the same as 2wpg of CFL is not the same as 2wpg of PC is not the same as 2wpg of T8 is not the same as 2wpg of LED. Now... how is WPG relevant? I can assure you, it's not.
woooooow nice little rant there its ok let it all out

thanks for the advice though the plant is now out. (tank looks naked)
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He's just speaking the truth. Id prefer 2watts led over pretty much every other light
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He's just speaking the truth. Id prefer 2watts led over pretty much every other light
is led much use in an aquarium, sorry i dont mean to sound funny im new to this all and i generaly dont know, but i read some were that led doesnt give off the same stuff as florescent lights,

aparently theres a diffrence between florecent tubes and grolex lighting for example
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Some led systems just suck lol others will grow high light demanding plants/coral. They are costly to buy though
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so the running costs are probably miss wayed by the cost of the light initialy :P
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