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Hi im not new to fishkeeping but I am a novice at planted tanks.I've
got a co2 reactor I built myself which runs into my powerhead for
My plants are:
1)Wysteria 4)Amazon Swords 7)Ammania A easy to grow red plant
2)Java moss 5)Bacopa mint 8)Baby tears
3Dwarf hair grass 6)Lud Repens

My plants arent lively, probably due to the substrate which is sand.
I plan to place my plants in clay pots with aquatic soil rather than
tear the whole tank down. That and the fact that I'm not sure what
direction to go with a substrate suitable for plants.
Have you got any advice for me on whic direction to go? I really want
the plants to flourish, but they aren't.Any and all advice you have
would be quite welcome.

Thank you very much, Jay
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If you are a handy with tools, you could make your own hood like HeyPK suggested and use shop lights.

OR you could do a search on ODNO (Over Driven Normal Output) lighting. It will probably be a bit more expensive than regular shoplights but it would be great for updating down the road should you want more light. I currently have two 55's set up this way and the lights work great and they are about half the price of AH Supply.
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