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Old 06-26-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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So I got a new t5ho Hagen ballast with two 54w life glo bulbs to install I'n my canopy. My tank is 55g and the inside of the canopy is white I know not the best reflector but it worked with my last bulbs good enough. I'm wondering what range of plants I can grow with these new bulbs. I'm not looking to be to high tech but I would like to grow more then the regular average low light plants. I've done alot of reading but I tend to be dense so would like some help. Right now my plants re basic crypts java moss and fern and a bacopa and some water wisteria I dose with flourish excel for co2 and the flourish comprehensive fertilizer.
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So I got a new t5ho Hagen ballast with two 54w life glo bulbs to install I'n my canopy. My tank is 55g and the inside of the canopy is white I know not the best reflector but it worked with my last bulbs good enough. I'm wondering what range of plants I can grow with these new bulbs. I'm not looking to be to high tech but I would like to grow more then the regular average low light plants. I've done alot of reading but I tend to be dense so would like some help. Right now my plants re basic crypts java moss and fern and a bacopa and some water wisteria I dose with flourish excel for co2 and the flourish comprehensive fertilizer.
Even with the white reflectors you'll still be in the mid light plants arena IMO. Anacharis, anubias, onions are a few to look at and here's a link to plant info/needs that should help.

www.plantgeek.net
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Thank you thats pretty much what I was trying to figure out to help my search out.
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