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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default my plants and light

im using a regular light bulb in my 29 gal tank ,the question is can i use a better bulb for better results.my duckweed all died, my white gravel has turned somewhat brown and most plants have died. i have java fern and moss, water sprite, anubis, i have used liquid fertilizer ,im on a timeer approx 6.5 hrs also how do you plant the plantlets from the java fern.. thanks p.s. i was giving 12 hours light but was told to cut back which i did thanks

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Old July 12th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Default lighting for a 29 gallon tank

John,

I would recommend a T-5 lighting fixture that has 2 bulbs. I recommend getting plant light bulbs and have them on 12 hours a day. Try using CO2 as this will help stimulate plant growth. As for the Java fren I would use a thin line, such as fishing line to tie the roots of the fern to a piece of wood.

This should help.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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Default plants and light

thanks joe for the reply i will look in to this .also where is the best store to purchase a t5 and i see the price can be quite expensive so im looking for a deal ,lol.

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thanks joe for the reply i will look in to this .also where is the best store to purchase a t5 and i see the price can be quite expensive so im looking for a deal ,lol.
do i buy the co2?
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i purchased a t-5 single bulb 18 watt lamp i hope this will help
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