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Thread: amazon swords

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    So, i grown a liking to amazon swords, i dont have any, but i feel they will fit the empy spot in my tank perfectly, and my lfs has a few really nice ones for sale. But my problem is i have a low light tank. Currently i have the 29 gallon Marineland LED Starter tank lights, that has an LED light that produces a total of only 4.62 watts. I dont know the color spectrum. Im just wondering will swords survive in my tank. I might add one of the those surmergable lights that marineland offers to add some light.

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    Echindorus.. well, those really do need some light. With cfl tubes I'd say 1 watt/gallon perhaps a touch more
    3 potted plants and 6 strings of plastic do not make a planted tank!

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    Swords do not need a lot of light but that would be to low of lighting. I grow mine in a 20 gallon high with a 15 watt T8 bulb. Just to give you an example. But I do fertilize.
    10 Gallon Nano Tank

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    Are you certain that the OUTPUT intensity of the LED is 4 watts or that is the power consumed? If the power consumed, then the LED is putting out far more lumens than that tiny number means and will be suitable for low light plants most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cermet
    Are you certain that the OUTPUT intensity of the LED is 4 watts or that is the power consumed? If the power consumed, then the LED is putting out far more lumens than that tiny number means and will be suitable for low light plants most likely.
    I copied and paste this from the marineland website. that is spec of my tank size and current light. the way the hood is set up you cant add any tube fixtures.

    LED Kit 29 30" x 12" x 18"
    # and Color of LEDs and Wattage 42 White/3 Blue.11W LEDs
    Total Watts 4.62
    Total LUX 990
    TotalLumens@ 12" 310


    And below is the surmegable LED fixture im thinking about adding, it fits on the rim and can be pointed in the direction i want.

    Size 21
    # of .06Watt White LEDs 72
    # of .06 Watt Blue LEDs 16
    PAR/LUX at 12" 25/1121
    PAR/LUX at 24" 11/377
    Lumens 350
    6,500K white, 460nm blue LEDs

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    990 Lux is a fairly bright source.

    350 Lumens is a fair amount of light as well (but 1/3 as bright as the 990 Lux.)

    Should be ok with moderate light plants.

    6500 K is ideal color temp for plants, so-so as a white light source for seeing fish at their best color.

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    Sword plants really grow too large for a 29 gallon tank and are iron hogs needing iron pellets at the roots. I would get something more suitable for a 29 gallon to start with.

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