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Old 04-28-2014, 12:11 AM   #1
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Plant lighting question

Ok I'm getting into Live olants an tge bulb is have now is a 50/50 single bulb.... so the question is what bulb do I need for my plants to thrive? I also have plenty of sunlight also....

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Sunlight is generally a bad thing for an aquarium. It is a major contributor to algae blooms in an aquarium.

As for the light the 50/50 bulb will be fine. Without upgrading the light fixture itself you will be able to grow crypts, bolbitis, anubias, java fern, and java moss.
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So far I have a sword an wisteria an they seem ok so far

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They might be okay, but they absolutely need root tabs.
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Is there a kind of root tabs you reccomend?

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Ok I'm getting into Live olants an tge bulb is have now is a 50/50 single bulb.... so the question is what bulb do I need for my plants to thrive? I also have plenty of sunlight also....

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Hello Stac...

The tank lighting will depend on the plants. If you have simple florescent bulbs, then you'll need to choose dark green plants. These will only need low, subdued lighting.

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