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Lighting for a Non CO2 Planted Aquarium

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Mark, May 11, 2010.

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    Mark Junior Poster

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    1st off Thank you Tom for having this forum.

    I'm in the process of setting up a 125 gal after searching the net i decided that i wanted to make it a planted tank so i started to do some reading on them. after 2 days of reading my brain is turning to mush and my wallet is getting thinner by the minute, than i stumbled on the Tom Barr Non CO2 Planted Aquarium with that be said i have a couple questions for you all if you would be so kind

    tank size 72 long x 18" wide x 22" high

    current lighting is 1 long strip with 2 36" t830 ( i assume the 30 = 30watts ) so that = 60watts total for the tank or .48 wpg did i figure that out right ? and if so is this enough to grow anything besides algae ?

    I ordered some substrate before reading this forum 2 5gal pals of this stuff AquariumPlants.com's own: Freshwater Plant Substrate

    TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
    component weight %
    volatile free basis
    SiO2....................................76.72
    Al2O3..................................11.28
    CaO......................................0.63
    MgO.....................................2.04
    Na2O....................................0.10
    K21O....................................1.26
    Fe2O2..................................6.51
    MnO.....................................0.01
    P2O5....................................0.11
    TiO2....................................0.52
    FeO....................................0.82
    Loss on Ignition.................2.20

    and im thinking about starting off with these plants main reason i picked them is i read they are low light and easy to grow ?

    Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
    Java Fern mat (Microsorium pteropus)
    Anubias Nana (Anubias barteri v. ‘Nana’)
    Water Sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides) Pot

    i'm open to any suggestions and all the help i can get (i keep getting "the look" from the wife) beacuse of this project (she really didnt like the idea of me cutting a 6' hole in her new wall) so moneys spent cant be wasted money or she will make me buy plastic plants =(

    Thanks in advance for the help
     
    #1 Mark, May 11, 2010
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