20 long

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mer-max, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    I'm thinking of getting a 20 long for mainly plant, and to have some colorful shrimp as well.

    My concerns are the lighting, I use t5ho on my 55 but its a deep tank so I was wondering what I needed for a 20 long.

    Also, the tank will be DIY co2, would this be ok for shrimp?

    Thanks ahead.

  2. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Would normal output work for a medium/high since its a shallow tank?

  3. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I use a $7 GE Plant and Aquarium bulb from Lowes on my 20 long.
  4. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    What kinna fixture? And what category does that put you in?
  5. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Its just a standard 24 inch fluorescent bulb. I don't remember the wattage or know the spectrum. I just know the plants love it.
  6. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    What plants do you grow?
  7. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

  8. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Hmmm. I dunno. The sword in my 55 wasn't loving NO light but looks appreciative of the HO I've been running about a week on it.
  9. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Swords love high light and lots of ferts.
  10. Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Makes me wonder what your light is lol
  11. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    No idea what it is LOL I can tell you though that when I first put it in, a Dwarf Lily I had at the time grew about 6 inches in just a few hours, and that was over a 29 gallon tank, which is about twice as tall.

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