re:Lighting through side wall?
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
Subject: re:Lighting through side wall?
From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 14:35:08 -0800
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>From: "Shane Earl Wernsing" <wern0047 at gold_tc.umn.edu>
> I have a 55 gallon tank and am thinking of adding some plants. I'd like to
>start small in order to see how green my thumb is. I thought I would get a
>hardy plants (Java fern? anything else?) and place them on one side of the
>tank. Then, I would set up a bulb on that side of the tank and illuminate the
>plants through the end wall. Is the glass on the side too much thicker than
>glass on the hood for this to light plants?
> Thanks for any help
This should work, but expect the following:
1. The plants will grow in the direction of the light.
2. You'll get more algae on the lighted surface than normal.
David W. Webb in frozen Plano, TX