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I don’t know what kind of light it was, it doesn’t have a brand of anything, but I know that it is the same light my lfs uses for their tanks.kallililly1973 said:I also second getting Nilog ThriveC for a non-co2 planted tank. It will give the plants all the nutrients they need. Also interested in what light you got for $80 from your LFS. I recently setup my 29 inside after being outside all summer and put a Nicrew Skyled for possibly 1/2 that price and would get that light again in a heartbeat.
That’s beautiful!Isda said:I was able to grow low light plants in my 3.5g with stock led no root tabs but was dosing excel. On my 20 gallon though with medium light (T5), lava soil substrate, my slow growing plants like anubias and java ferns grows like crazy unlike on my stock led light. I do dose excel, potassium, iron. So for me good lights + good substrate + fertizers = plants happy. Getting the tank to balance is a bit difficult at first. You just have to find the rythm
Bananas just rest on the substrate, and you can plant anacharis, the part you bury might rot, but mine rooted/anchored to the substrate and grew upward. You could also leave it free, but it will grow white anchor roots anyway and look messier. Depends on the look you want. Looks great btw!Logan.t.Foster said:Bought some anacharis and a banana plant. I’ll be dosing excel and flourish once amazon ships them. Are they free floating plants, or should I put them in gravel?
Thanks for the help!
That depends on what kind of plants you have, Excel can kill Vals, Sags, Anacharis, and damage some ferns and mosses and burn Amazon's. What plants do you keep?Beneful1 said:My plants really started to take off after I began using Flourish Excel. I add a cap almost every day 75 gal.
My light is plant specific. It has a ful spectrum of really bright lightsMissPanda said:Lighting needs to be plant specific. The ones designed to light an aquarium are not strong enough. Plant lights, while more expensive, are worth it because they provide a full spectrum. You should go back to your pet store and read the box and see what yours says (or google the brand) and find out if it's designed for planted tanks.