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14" Cube Lighting Question

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by Nova84, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Nova84

    Nova84 New Member

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    Im looking to have a low tech, low maintenance 14" cube planted tank for shrimp and tetra.

    I just wanted to find out if people think this light would be suitable to grow the following plants:

    - Anubias nana var. 'Petite'
    - Lilaeopsis brasiliensis/brisbanicus
    - Fissidens fontanus (assuming i can even find it in Australia)
    - Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Brown' or 'Green'
    - Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
    - Cryptocoryne parva

    I plan on having a goldvine type tree, and trying to grow the Anubias nana Petite on the tree, as the leaves are small, and i think it would make a good looking tree.

    The remaining plants would be planted on the ground... not sure what i can do for ground cover, given the low lighting... maybe a moss of somekind.
     
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    Would this (Aqualina Single Compact Reflector 24W) lighting be suitable, or potentially way too much?

    That would work out at about 2.4W/gallon...
     
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    Also if i go the Aqualina, what globe would be most appropriate:

    - 24W Catalina 10000K Crisp White
    - 24W Catalina Ultra Bright Triphosphor Fluorescent Aquarium light bulb combines 17000k triphosphor with Actinic/03 blue
    - 24W Catalina 10000K Plant, which is Crisp White + a Red globe, not sure on the wavelength.
     

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