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Low Light Plants
"Subject: Low Light Plants
I have just started to get serious about having a planted tank. Right now, I
have a 20
gallon high with a 2 20 watt flourescent fixture on it. I would like to
something brighter but so far have no idea of what I am looking for. I
would like some
input on fixtures and what type of lighting I need for this tank. Also, I do
plants that need a great light intensity. Medium to low light plants are
fine. So far, I am
growing Java moss like crazy. With my current tank status, what other plants
light that will grow?
Your current hood should be fine. It is just a rule of thumb, but you are
reaching 2 watts per gallon. If you are concerned about having too low
light levels, trade the 20H for a standard 15. I'd stand pat on the
equipment if I were you.
You mentioned low light plants. I recommend any of the more common crypts
(petchi, undulatus, wendtii), anubias, and java fern.
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