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Old 08-10-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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Dwarf hairgrass question

Ok i got a 5 gallon tank and i added dwarf hairgrass. Substrate is fluval plant stratum i use co2 and fertz. My light is a 13 watt 5000k compact florecent bulb. Is the lighting enough to keep my hair grass to grow and prosper?
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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How tall is the tank? Is it just a regular 'Petco' style 5 gallon?
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Pretty much.Its your basic five gallon tank from walmart. Im low on cash to afford really good lighting:l
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Sometimes you can get a good desk lamp. But you would have to take off the lid, so you would have a lidless tank. Or I know walmart sells fluorescent bulbs for your tank at the aquarium section. Its brighter than the stock ones, and better than walmarts plant growth bulbs. I do get algae after leaving it on too long though.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:52 AM   #5
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65k is probably better but since it's 5gallons(not too deep) I think you should be ok. I would say see how things go for a week or two and trim it to promote more growth and if you don't see any new runners I suppose lighting upgrade might be worth trying.
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