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Old 03-05-2004, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
Dave B
 
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Default low light plants in high light areas?

Does any one have suggestions for putting low light plants in high light areas of a tank? I have a 29 gallon with (2) 55 watt PC bulbs so needless to say the light is blasting. I would like to place a piece of driftwood covered with Java moss and Java fern in a high light area but I think that will be too much for those plants and it may become an algae factory. The driftwood is somewhat elevated off the substrate so I don't know if I can get enough tall plants to shade the wood.
Photographers use neutral gels to reduce the amount of lights from strobes. Could this be used selectively to cut the light on the wood? Can these plants take that much light? I don't wants to use riccia. Any ideas or examples?
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