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Old 12-13-2004, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Hawkeye
 
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Its going to hard to get enough light with just CF. Even with good reflectors I dought you can get any short foreground plants to grow. You might try putting as many 13w cf from http://www.ahsupply.com/ as you can fit even if you get 6-8 of them to fit your light penetration it going to be the problem. You could use low light plants like ferns and crypts. Putting the ferns on driftwood to raise them higher they should grow fine. Pennywort might grow once it gets tall enough. Don't start using CO2 until you get more lights. Without the lights to balance the CO2 your just feeding algae.

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