So for NPT 3 gallon Tetra Cube Tank I use:
: 5,000K 9 Watt CFL (Compact fluorescent light)
: I'd say it's a good medium light, I'd like to find a 6,500K or 6,700K Spiral that I can use since the light I use sits right on the plastic of the tank. I use one of these for the light housing: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...4513#thdHeader
I've been growing Dwarf Hairgrass very easily, water wisteria is growing crazy as is my water sprite. Dwarf Sag is doing great and my Crypt Parva is sending out a new leaf nearly every day.
: roughly 8-9 inches from the substrate.
: 10 hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
: yes but just recently as I'm testing out a theory with UV light and Mycobacteria but normally none of my tanks get sunlight.
I have plenty of other tanks but the plants haven't been doing so well because I keep forgetting to use my liquid ferts and time to time I replace my root tabs, but this tank above is an NPT so that greatly helps. But all my lights are either 5,000K or 6,500K Fluorescent lights.