Test Cheap Led Floods And Chinese Seeds

Littlebudda

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So while talking on another thread I decided to do a test on how well a cheap led flood light will grow plants and also some carpet plant seeds that I got from China for $2. I think this will run for about a month and I will update with pics every couple of days.

So the test tank is about 15gal


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The light I'm testing 50w led spotlight 6500k cool white cost $22 on eBay

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The seeds are from wish and where $2 free delivery

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Substrate is black silica was in petstock and they had it half price $12 for a 5kg bag

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So scrubbed tank added sand and seeds

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Added a small amount of water as I don't want the seeds floating away

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Littlebudda

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Day 1


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Well hopefully add other plants about 2-3 days after seeds germinate and I can fill the water level higher
 
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Littlebudda

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So a quick update found that after a couple of days we had no seed germination and thought maybe being winter that it's to cold.

So as a test I threw some seeds into a plastic container with a tiny bit of water and floated it in the 55gal and we have success.

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So have to move out of the house this week so will let the seedlings get another week of growth and then transfer them to the tank and top up water and then start the light test
 

Mscatipilr

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How are your wish plants doing? I just got some seeds from wish also and am curious as to how they will work out
 
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Littlebudda

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Not so great they were doing well until I had to put some goldfish in there as a temp holding area and as Goldie’s do they ripped every plant up
 

Mscatipilr

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Ahh I see. Too bad. But sounds like the seeds can do well. I have some to plant, not sure where or how I want to do it. I think I'm going to fill a turkey baster with water add the seeds directly to the substrate since the tanks already have fish in them
 
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Littlebudda

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Mscatipilr said:
Ahh I see. Too bad. But sounds like the seeds can do well. I have some to plant, not sure where or how I want to do it. I think I'm going to fill a turkey baster with water add the seeds directly to the substrate since the tanks already have fish in them
I found that the germination was much higher for the seeds not fully submerged
 

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