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I have a 29 gallon aquarium I am planting it and what are some good plants that can live in low light conditions I have a 17 watt zoo med ultra Sun fluorescent bulb
 
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I will be using ferts so that should help those are the plant's I will buy I have heard that lights only make them grow faster or slower. what could I do for more wattage
 
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thanks guys I am only going buy low light plants today and keep saving money so I can buy the fixture bankruptjojo gave me a link to
 

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sounds good just make sure to remove any dying plants as they can cause ammonia as they decay. good luck i hope they all grow well for you.
 
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tanks I have 70 bucks so hopefully I can buy the light fixture
 

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Some of those plants may not make it. Could you swing a basic desk lamp and add a daylight CFL bulb? For around $20 you could have enough light for your plants.

Using ferts with so little light will not be of much value. With too little light, will plants not be able to grow or take in nutrients. Too many unused nutrients and you end up with algae.

IME lighting is the primary reason for plant failure.
 
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well I think I will convince my grandmother to let me buy the light fixture bankruptjojo showed me so right why I need more light so she won't think I just want something because I spent 50 dollars worth of plants and I don't want to lose them

I have enough money saved to buy it myself
 
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i have that fixture and it works fine. i have it on my 125g lol. its growing some crypts on a 24in high tank. it will deff be better than what you have.
 
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could you say what could happen if i dont buy that fixture
 
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all plant growth would be very slow. also these plants might not make it at all...
wisteria, bacopa, apongenton they should need more light then you have.
 
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I just put the light fixture on the tank and it looks great really bright
 
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