What Plants Can I Grow?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Aqua J, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Aqua JValued MemberMember

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to know what plants I can grow in this lighting in my tank.
    Its a 40 gallon.

    8 x 1 Watt LED white light

    Colour Parameters: Tc=6910K Dominant WL: Ed=488.5nm Purity=9.8%
    Red Ratio: R=12.7% G=83.4% B=3.9% Peak WL;
    Ep=447.2nm HWL: Ed=24.8nm

    2 x 1 Watt LED Blue light
    Colour Parameters: Tc=25000K Dominant WL: Ed=453.5nm Purity=98.8%
    Red Ratio: R=1.6% G=9.1% B=89.3% Peak WL;
    Ep=447.8nm HWL: Ed=20.1nm

    Thank you

  2. Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    Unfortunately not much in a 40gal, might work on a ten gal or less.

  3. Aqua JValued MemberMember

    Can i grow anubias java fern java moss and dwarf saggitaria?
  4. 86 ssinitWell Known MemberMember

    Ok I’m confused are these individuals lamps or fixtures or the bulbs on a fixture? Can you post a picture? Is this a diy light fixture. The numbers you put up say tc 6900k and tc 25000k on a fixture that’s a lot of light but again I’m not sure what tc means.
  5. Aqua JValued MemberMember

    It is all on the same fixture. It came with the tank.
    Those are just the numbers that came with the tank.
  6. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    If it came with the tank its probably only good for low light plants.
  7. Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

  8. DaleMWell Known MemberMember

    Agree with the above. Usually stock LEDs only provide very low light, so anubias and some of the mosses. Elodea/anacharis and maybe water wisteria are an option, but would only grow slowly. Keep an eye on brown algae too as it enjoys low light conditions
  9. Aqua JValued MemberMember

    Well i do already have an anubias in there but thats it. I cut a piece of for my Betta tank and the one in my 40gallon exploded with growth after 1 week. So now i dont know haha
  10. 86 ssinitWell Known MemberMember

    Yes anubias is good in low light. Also java fern and moss will grow in low light. There ar3 others that may grow if you put them directly under the light. A cheap midrange light is the vivagrow 24/7 if you want to add lighting.
  11. Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    I couldn’t grow much in my 44 with that light so I got one on amazon pretty cheap and I’m growing Amazon’s with it really well

    This is the light:

    Honpal LED Aquarium Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs,Fish Tank Light For Fresh water and Salt Water https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073RDPX5D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_z3p4AbYG4V2Q2
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2018

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