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Question about lighting for aquarium
« on: May 24, 2008, 12:47:52 AM »

I purchased a 29 gallon tank from wal-mart a couple of weeks ago . I'm hoping  to put some low light plants in it.  Will they be able to survive under the light that originally came with the aquarium or do i need  to go out and purchase  another light? I don't  remember the exact watts on the light bulb. And also what is the best type of light bulb for growing aquarium  plants.
Re: Question about lighting for aquarium
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 09:56:42 PM »

Hoods often do not  put out enough "lums." I had a hard time with some plants until I got rid of the plastic hood and got a clear glass cover with TWO strip lights.

They make a  daylight  bulb that will also  help. That plus a grow light will often  do the trick. You should also leave them on 12 hours a day too.

Low light plants you MIGHT be able to get away with are sometimes sold as mystery bulbs. Cryptocryne are usually what you should get, and they are a very low light plant.

Not much else will make it until you get more light for the aquarium.
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