low light

  1. D

    Why plants are suffering?

    Dear all, I am new to planted thanks and my plants are struggling. I have an ~6 months old dirt cover with gravel bottom with very low light (60w regular fluorrescent lamp) with very gentle filtration/circulation. The water is clear but with tanin, and I havent have any percievable problem with...
  2. N

    Fluval Spec V

    Hello everyone. Just mulling over a Fluval Spec V, 19 litre tank for my desk at the office. Problem being that I am in the office Wednesday, Friday, odd Mon or Tuesday. Does anyone think managing this is doable? Thinking perhaps, no CO2, just the Fluval setup without a heater as the office will...
  3. Miss-Pepper

    Low Level Light for Racking System

    Hello all, I will soon be setting up some aquarium racking systems. I'd like to include some easy low light tolerating plants but need help deciding what lights to purchase. I'd like a balance of bright enough for healthy plant growth and for me to see in, but not so bright the fish are...
  4. Sarah Evans

    Problem-solving my newish planted tank

    Hello, just introducing myself and my tank - it was set up in September 2017. There is no CO2, just 30% EI ferts and excel. I have been using an LED for 6hours a day, but swapped to an Aquasky so I can dim LEDs because I’m battling with, what I presume is, low CO2 or too much light because I...
  5. BexM

    Happy accident

    Really happy with how my nano cube is looking. It's funny because I try so hard with my big tank and it keeps going wrong but this nano is so easy!. What I had planned wasn't working and my friend was getting rid of some plants so I just shoved them in and it's worked out really well. All I do...
  6. Neil EFC

    Low Light background ideas.

    Hi everyone I am look for any ideas for a planted background to my aquarium. My aquarium is low light and having failed to grow all types of hygrophilla (leaves falling off) ludwigia and rotala and i am running out of ideas . My aquarium is an aqua nano 40 so swords an similar plants are too...
  7. Glenda Steel

    Very hard water - planting help!

    We are setting up our very first tank - a Fluval Edge 46 litre (the taller one on an Askoll Pure medium white stand) and need some advice on planting please! We have tap water that is rated as "very hard" 18.062 dh with a reading of 7.6 ph to 8.2 (tested after leaving the water 24 hours in a...
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