Ok. I have a decent 38 gallon setup up and running. I have 2 aqua clear 300 filters which work great. My fish are always healthy looking and I have had no major problems, but now I want to start adding plants to my tank. Here comes my dilemma. All I have right now is a 25 watt bulb (.65 wpg
). Now I know that I could grow some java moss and other low light plants, but I have seen similar setups and the plants usually look shriveled and discolored. Therefore I want to up my wpg
. My problem is that I cant find any existing 2 pin fluorescent bulbs with the proper wattage (anywhere from 38watts to 75 watts). The highest I can find is best I can find is 30 watts (that would make .79 wpg
:| ) and then it jumps up to 95 watts (2.5 wpg
) and I really don‚Äôt want to deal with all that CO2
injection jazz. So here are my choices. Attempt to grow some plants with my current light or upgrade to the 30 watt. Or I could just give up and get some stinky fake plants. The only other option is to buy a twin tube fixture (but that would be about the same as constructing a CO2
injector). What do you think I should do? Does any one know where I could buy a bulb that is in the 38-75 watt range. Thanks in advance for your input.