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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #119


	I have 2 bulbs, that I believe are 17 watts each, on a 37 gal. tank.
They came with the hood, so I'm not really sure. The hood is a
Marineland Eclipse3, markings on the bulbs read F17W/T8. 
	Somehow I have the definite feeling that the light is too low. (I had a
sneaking suspicion, and found that it's not a powerful enough filter.)
Since it's all nicely pre-molded, I'm not really sure I'd be able to fit
a fixture in there, and it was a gift so I'm loathe to replace the
entire hood with a diy.
	Any suggestions?


> Steve Pushak responded to Dana Davies:
> > Long narrow leaves is typically a response to lower light
> >conditions Dana, rather than a response to any particular nutrient lack.
> Steve:
> Are you sure about this? My Amazon Swords developed the long slender leaves
> under two VHO AquaSuns in a 55 Gal tank. After 2 years, they never
> developed the fuller leaves that they were when I first got them, although
> they grew like crazy, and had to be removed because they got too big for
> the tank.
> Augustine Rodriguez
> Elk Mound, WI, USA