In my 55 gallon, I now have 2x65W daylight pc
lights, 10 hours a day. The bulk of the plants in it are Hygrophila salicifolia, with a few smallish anubias and crypts. I guess I'm around the borderline for CO2
, which I'm not going to do. I want to change this tank over to a lower-growth, lower maintenance planting. Basically I want to get rid of the stem plants as much as possible (to avoid trimming and replanting chores) and hopefully fertilize once a week. Here's what I'm thinking of having for plants:
Lots of Crypt balansae for the background
Lots of Anubias of various sizes, from dwarf nana to congensis
One or a few showy centerpiece plants, thinking of swords and/or Nymphaea zenkeri, maybe Aponogeton ulvaceus (sp?)
Here's the question finally: Should I switch to 50/50 bulbs? One bulb or both? I guess the Anubias and probably the crypts should be okay with the equivalent of 65W pc
lighting. How would the centerpiece options do? I guess I could have one side of the tank low light with the 50/50 bulb and the other side have full daylight and put the centerpiece(s) there.
Oh, and I plan to have good nutrients in the substrate (maybe aquariumplants.com substrate with Flourish tabs?).
Thanks for your comments!