glosso or hc

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by fourmations, 17 Jan 2010.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    i did try search for this, but getting conflicting stuff all over the web

    i have done a hc carpet and loved it,
    hated the way it uprooted itself on me though
    i only found out that it needs severe mowing when it was too late

    my new tank will be a little deeper than my last,
    so im half thinking of glosso now

    can anyone give me a rundown of the pros and cons of glosso vs. hc

    i had enough lighting to grow hc well but not mega lights

    its a 90w x 40h x 43d approx, ei dosed, co2, easycarbo
    2 x 24w PC, 2 x 20w t8

    rgds

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  2. Shadow

    Shadow Member

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    Location:
    Singapore
    In my opinion glosso require higher light than HC to keep them stay low.

    My 3ft tank 90x45x45cm with 4x39W T5HO OSRAM 8000K and individual reflector, when I turn off one of the tube, glosso start to grow up. It is repeatable, so I'm sure that my light is just at the right wattage for glosso. Of course there is other thing like spectrum. Unfortunately I do not know what is OSRAM 8000K spectrum like :p
     
  3. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    cheers shadow

    i would have thought 4 x 39 is a lot
    (they say you can grow anything with two t5ho the length of your tank)
    have you individual reflectors?

    i am thinking of upgrading my lights but its on a long list
    of things i cant afford to do! i may well stay with what i have for the moment
    and see what happens

    anyway thanks for the tip, i will do some more homework

    im leaning towards hc because i know it and i still like the "tinyness"
    compared to glosso

    rgds

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