Re: 29 gal. with 20 watts
>From: "Jeff Skredenske" <Jeff.Skredenske at mail_win.org>
>Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 16:22:03 +0000
> Hi. I'm new to the aquatic plant hobby. After reading a
>bit, I'm doubtful that I can grow any plants with my current setup.
>Are there any plants that can successfully be grown in a 29 gal with
>20 watts of light? I don't think so, but I might be wrong! :)
>Also, I've had an outbreak of brown algae... how would I go about
>getting rid of it? Everything I have read says to increase the
>length of light, and I've done that to no avail... :( Well, anyway,
>thanks for all the help and I've found the APD very interesting!
I have grown crypts (genus Cryptocoryne) and Java fern (Microsorium) in a
29 gal with 20 watts light. They grow slowly, but seem to do pretty well.
At that light level, crypts do not benefit from additional CO2. In fact,
it can cause a meltdown of their leaves. They do, however, like additional
CO2 at higher light levels. I also recall that I had a sword plant,
probably Echinodorus blehri, that grew to occupy about 1/3 of that tank.
Paul Krombholz Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 39174
In steamy Mississippi.