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Old 10-30-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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Lighting help

I just purchased the coralife 48" 4x65w cf light for my tank and I am trying to figure out what I should go with for bulbs.

I have pressurized co2 in a 55g. I dose flourish once a week and the plants I have are...
2 anubias barteri
20 amazon sword
4 mundo grass
25 foxtail
25 pennywort
25 pearlgrass
1 willow moss

Here are my 3 choices...
1. leave it with the stock bulb (2x65w 10,000k 2x65w true actinic) 2.36 w/g
2. Replace the true actnic with 50/50's for 3.54 w/g
3. Replace the true actnic with 10,000k's for 4.72 w/g

What does AA suggest I use?
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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I'd recommend either option 1 or 2, but be aware that you're probably going to have to start dosing Macro Nutrients in addition to the Flourish (Micro Nutrients), and most likely once a week won't be enough. With option 2 you'll likely need to dose more often than with option 2.
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The first choice will be fine with what is in the tank. You can upgrade later if you wish.

Mondo grass is not an aquatic plant.
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I've been wondering about the grass since I know kyoto grass is the typical aquatic grass like plant but it was in petco's plant tank so I am thinking is maby they had it mismarked?!
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I believe Kyoto grass is non-aquatic as well.
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Kyoto is also non aquatic.
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