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[APD] re: a reposting of my plant situation
Hi all, I 'm going to repost this question in the hopes that i get more responses =)
So here's my question. By the grace of God, I was able to purchase two used 20 gallon acrylics for a good deal. I also was able to find custom sealife smartlite 2 x 65 watt 4 foot hood. Here's my plan. I will be placing the 2 tanks next to each other and that will make it 4 feet long. So essentially, each tank will be getting one 65 watt bulb over it.. I am wondering if this hood, if placed over the middle area, would be sufficient enough light to grow plants like glossostigma, dwarf hairgrass, stargrass, pearlweed.
here's some more info: DIY Co2, i'm using a penguin 660 powerhead for circulation, no other filtration, one tank is ecocomplete substrate 100%, the other is a flourite gravel 50/50 mix.
my water parameters from tap are ph=8 , kh= 7 , gh= 7, nitrates=0, phosphates =0
calcium= 50 ppm magnesium = 25 ppm iron = 0 ppm
the reason i'm asking this question is with previous experience using 2 x 65 watt coralife fixture over a 40 gallon long, I've had problems with rotala rotundifolia stems rotting if they are shaded the least bit... i don't want to end up placing a big order of glosso and hairgrass and stargrass and pearlweed and then have them melt on me from lack of light. Any suggestions or comments are appreciate.. Thank you.
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