Hello guys and Gals.. I'm posting this today because I'm purchasing a 90 gallon tank this Sunday and I'm going to be planting it heavily. Does anyone have any experience with Glosso (glossostigma)? Does anyone know what lighting is suitable to achieve a 'high-light' 90 gallon tank.
I will attach a picture of the new tank..I belive I will need to purchase a new fixture but if anyone has any insight or advice for me I would appreciate it. I would also like to stress I cant afford a $600 fixture so something affordable.
expensive lighting... and a good substrate. highlight is >50 PAR
any less and the glosso will grow upwards.. or simply die off. out of curiosity.. why glosso?
for a 90gal there are many other carpet plants to choose from :)
pearls... are you going to use a CO2 system?
I would generally think you will need atleast 2 T5 high output bulbs to achieve near high light...
but running highlight without CO2 will create algae problems.
I actually think dwar hair grass will create quite the look in a 90 gallon. it actually gets to about 6ins. I would dry start it....
you really have a lot to choose from...
hydrocotyle tripartita (also known as hydrocotyl japan)
dwarf sag (make sure it's a true dwarf sag)
HM (or rather HG - hermianthus Glomeratus- fantastic carpet, my favorite :D)
E. Tenallus (pygmy chain sword - i think)
elatine triandra ( another pretty one, but very nutrient demanding...)
substrate wise I recommend flourite or floramax... simply because plants tend to grow better in these.