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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #404
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #404
- From: joeah at webtv_net (Joe Hildreth)
- Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 09:50:40 -0400 (EDT)
- In-Reply-To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest)'smessage of Wed, 12 Jul 2000 03:48:02 -0400 (EDT)
On the subject of lighting, I have been using the starting point of 2
watts per gallon not over 18" high for years. This will give good
growth and few if any algae problems if you have a good substrate and a
moderate fish load and don't overfeed. This will work with water that
is very soft (mine) and moderately hard water (150 ppm). I suspect that
it will work with even harder water. If you want to grow plants with
higher light demands such as cabomba, then gradually add more light.
Mostly, I use shop lights and GE Chroma 50 bulbs. I really enjoy doing
things as simply as possible.