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do all plants require special lighting ?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by ilovefish123, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    are there just aquatic plants that only need florescent light non of the special lighting ?
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Common Aquarium Plants and Requirements
    I know Anthony linked you to this already, but linking again being it still answers the question.

    for growing plants you can use flourescent lighting, power compacts, T5HO's, etc....it's just certain types of lighting are better in the sense that they are a)cheaper to run b)provide better "concentrated" lighting c)cheaper when it comes to replacing the bulbs..which is usually anywhere from every 6mos to 12+mos.
     
  3. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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    Planted tanks and lighting can get quite technical it all depends on what you want and what you can afford. If new to planted tanks read, google, and read some more before setting up your tank. If your starting with plants go with Java ferns or java moss. they can handle just about anything.
     
  4. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Nothing too special actually. What matters most will be light intensity. The more light you have, the more likely you will need to dose fertilizers and inject CO2.