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Old 05-22-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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20g long fish tank plants?

Ok I would like to try plants in my 20 gal long but don't want stuff that's going to overwhelm the tank I live a semi busy life and want to enjoy the tank not cut it down all the time any suggestions on what plants and what would be a good grass to use?
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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What lighting do you have on your tank?
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It's got a fluorescent bulb but I may upgrade to a led kit
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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The plants you get will depend on how much lighting you have...usually loosely measured in watts per gallon. Are they the bulbs you got with your tank?
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On the bulb, you should be able to read how many watts the fixture is and what kind of light...the best light that plants can use is 6700 spectrum. Up to 2 watts per gallon, you should be able to grow low light to just medium light plants...you can to to plantgeek.com to check out what plants will work.
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Ok I'll check that out what kind of grass do u recommend?
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I haven't grown grass...I have java fern & moss, crypts, anubius, and rotala type plants which do well...I have a 20L with two T5H0 24w bulbs which may be too much but so far, no algae problems and I do dose fertilizers.
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Wow sweet set up thanks for all the help
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Wow sweet set up thanks for all the help
My pleasure. If you want to see my tank, I have a thread in the Getting Started section. I have sand substrate.
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