- 14 Apr 2014
Ok so as some of you may be aware I'm new to aquascaping. I currently have an interpet fish box 64 which was originally meant to be used as a big standard tank until I caught the aquascaping bug. I'm currently doing my best to improvise it and test my DIY skills. However, the lighting just isn't cutting the mustard. I have two of the stock interpet daylight bulbs running six hours a day with a home made t5 15w light under the hood too. Due to advice from other members on here I am running just the 2 stock lights for 6hrs per day. Flora wise, I'm trying to carpet dwarf hairgrass, there's some pogostemon helferi and ludwigia glandulosas in too. The plants have been in for around 6 weeks now but some of my hairgrass and pogo are melting and the only growth I'm seeing is at the very front under the gro beam 15w t5. So I'm after some advice. After reading another forum with a link to the interpet daylight bulbs...I don't think they are best for growing plants. I was wondering whether there was any way I could mount 2 tmc mini led 400 lights to the tank or perhaps the arcadia ot2 600mm luminaire?? I could contemplate a suspended unit but I don't trust my DIY options tbh. The main problem I have with this is the stupid rim that runs all the way around the tank. Works great at housing the condensation tray (I also thought it could support the arcadia luminaire) but I like the tmc mini led 400s after seeing them on an awesome scape on here. My third option is to jib the entire set up completely and get a ada 60p. The pictures show the problem I have with mounting new lights...if only the showed my frustration. Any help regarding my current lights or fitting new lights would be hugely appreciated!!