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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1312

Dan Dixon said....

>John Stark wrote:
>> Does anyone think that a 175Watt MH light is too much for an extra tall 30g
>> tank (24x12x24)?
>It depends on the plants (not to mention fish) you plan on keeping, as well
>as the proximity to the water surface. Stuff like Rotala, Alternanthera
>reineckii, Cabomba, Limnophilla aromatica, Myriophyllum tuberculatum --
>basically most of your high light plants -- will love the 175 watt MH. Low
>light plants like some Anubius and Crypts will probably be unhappy, unless
>shaded by the light loving plants. Algae will be in heaven. :D

Anubias barieri var. nana grow very well under bright MH lamps
provided they have access to adequate nutrition. Shade, for them,
was not an advantage.

Dave Whittaker
Gloucester, Ontario
ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca