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Old 07-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #11 
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you're welcome :) make sure you get Java moss. I'm not sure which but some of the other moss aren't easy plants.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #12 
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Do you want proof you dont need massive amounts of light for a tank and one watt is fine for most plants, excluding plants that are yellow, red, or anything that has minimal green?

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFZEi...ure=plpp_video

Your light is fine, just make sure that plants are only where light will hit them.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:15 AM   #13 
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Do you want proof you dont need massive amounts of light for a tank and one watt is fine for most plants, excluding plants that are yellow, red, or anything that has minimal green?

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFZEi...ure=plpp_video

Your light is fine, just make sure that plants are only where light will hit them.
Thanks a lot for that! Now I'm pretty confident my plants will do OK!
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:49 AM   #14 
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Yeah it should be fine to grow plants that aren't overly demanding. If you prefer a low-tech, low maintenance type set-up, plants such as bolbitis, crypts, anubias, java fern and java moss are great. They are generally hardy and don't require constant trimming or shaping like a lot of stems do.

Plus they will grow essentially without fertilisers in a lot of instances. Some plants are very quick to show deficiencies if your fert regime isn't up to scratch.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #15 
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Yeah it should be fine to grow plants that aren't overly demanding. If you prefer a low-tech, low maintenance type set-up, plants such as bolbitis, crypts, anubias, java fern and java moss are great. They are generally hardy and don't require constant trimming or shaping like a lot of stems do.

Plus they will grow essentially without fertilisers in a lot of instances. Some plants are very quick to show deficiencies if your fert regime isn't up to scratch.
What about a Rotala Rotundifolia or Brazilian Pennywort? Would these do OK in my tank?

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #16 
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I find Brazilian Pennywort LOVES light. I bought a large bunch and just left it on the surface. It's growing well, but I think it needs to be fertilized to stay nice and green.

Side note, it does well floating, I love using it in my sorority, the girls nap in it all the time.
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I find Brazilian Pennywort LOVES light. I bought a large bunch and just left it on the surface. It's growing well, but I think it needs to be fertilized to stay nice and green.

Side note, it does well floating, I love using it in my sorority, the girls nap in it all the time.
So would it do OK, or not?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #18 
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Why they might love it, they can grow just fine in mid light, according to the TFK profile.
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Why they might love it, they can grow just fine in mid light, according to the TFK profile.
Thanks for all your help!

I think I might try Brazilian Pennywort, then.
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