any plant advice?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:00 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:15 PM
and the hood is the standard one with 1 florescent bulb of 15 watts?
if yes, then you have very low light, under 2 watts per gallon. its enough for a java fern to survive, if the bulb is of the correct spectrum (5000k - 10000k), however.
other plants that can be kept under such lighting are anubias species (anubias nana and anubias petite are popular choices for tanks of that size), and mosses. floating plants (such as hornwort and salvinia) should do fine as well.
with java ferns and with anubias, be careful not to bury the rhizome (the horizontal stem from which the leaves and roots grow).
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:32 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:12 PM
My water's REALLY hard and java ferns do great.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:24 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
plantedtank.net is a good resource, by the by.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:52 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:04 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
"its the intesity of light that drives a plants needs for nutrients and CO2".
nutrients are for growth. low light = slow growth. very low light + super slow growing plant = very very very slow growth = very very very small need for nutrients.
itll be fine til you get the fish in there, especially since you are using tap which will have some nitrate phosphate and potassium, and you clearly have high Ca and Mg (also very important nutrients) since you say you have hard water.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:28 AM
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