Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:31 pm Post subject: Suggestions for my Tank
I have a 2X1X1ft Platnted tank the dept of this is 1 ft. Now I am using a 15 watt CFL Bulb I light it for 12 hours a day.
Please suggest me what correct lighting should I Put for my tank and how many watt is required.
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Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:48 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions for my Tank
What plants do you wish to have. Do you want it to be low tech ot high tech.
IMHO a tank of this size should be low tech unless you are experienced in controlling, nutrients & lights,
This would be a 15 tank , so you have approx 1w/g.
If you are going in for low light plants like anubias, mosses, this light is okay.
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Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:06 pm Post subject: Re: Suggestions for my Tank
A 2x1x1 tank is about 13 gallon, if you really want demanding plants, go for 2 15watt cfl/pl lights, you must take care that light is well distributed in there. A 30watt lighting will be sufficient as the tank is low(about 1'), the 3wpg rule generally applies to 20+gallon high tanks(about 18"+ high).
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:52 am Post subject: Re: Suggestions for my Tank
Thanks for all your suggestions.
In this tank I have -
1 pair of cherry barb,
1 pair of red tail shark,
1 white angles- I do not know the correct name of this
and some delta guppies and the normal ones.
Cyprts- undulata red, brown, green
Aponogeton madagascrariensis- brown
H.C.Cuba- new just added on sunday
hair grass and other two more.
H C cuba looks very nice.
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