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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1567

> Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 02:37:13 -0500
> From: "Peterson, Erik" <erik_peterson at TAYLORU_EDU>
> Subject: lighting advice for 29 gallon tank
> Hi. I'm setting up an aquarium for my girlfriend who has never kept fish
> or aquatic plants. It'll be a 29 gallon and I'm going to order the
> lighting from Aquarium Hobbyist Supply. My question is how much lighting
> do I need. I'll set up DIY CO2 and use some sort of fertilizer. Should
> one 55w be enough or will I be wishing I had gotten the 2 x 55w. It
> doesn't neccessarily need to produce explosive growth, but should be
> enough to grow most varieties of plants. Also, what site would you
> recommend that I order plants from? trueaquariumplants.com?
> azgardens.com? any others?
> Erik

I can tell you that I have a 29 running with DIY CO2 and only 2 20W
bulbs on it. The tank only has "easy" plants in it (eg, Hygro), but the
growth is fast enough that it can almost be seen as it happens. The
plants usually add 1/2" - 1" every day.

Jerry Baker