View Full Version : Can I grow medium light plants with this?

06-25-2007, 06:33 PM
http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444178 0766&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302030061&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023693&bmUID=1182793913254&itemNo=4&In=Fish&N=2030061&Ne=2
If I combine that with my current all glass aquarium hood with 1 15w fluorescent light will I be able to grow at least medium light plants on my 20g? I want to grow Hygrophila, amazon swords, crypts, possibly cabombas, and some vals.
So I would have 45 watts of fluorescent lights.

Would that be enough? and would I need c02?

EDIT: I was going to go with the 65w coralife compact fluorescent strip but I realized I would not be able to afford that for a long, long time.

06-25-2007, 07:03 PM
should be alright

06-25-2007, 07:48 PM
2-3 watss per gallon for medium light plants i think. That looks fine

06-26-2007, 03:06 AM
Coralife fixture is only 30 bucks more no?

In any case, that would be low-med light. The reflectors on those standard fluorescent lights kinda suck. CO2 would not be required.