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Old 12-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default A peice of the Amazon

Ok guys, I got my 20 gallon now cycling. But it's barren. Natural brown gravel and a peice of driftwood looks pretty interesting. *sarcasm* I was going for an amazonian biotope. Problem is, my light is 17 watt flourescent, which I don't think is enough to support Amazonian plants, right? But I might be able to change the lighting, and the hood if I have enough money. What wattage is recommended, and what plants to go with it?
20 Gallon Rio Orinoco Biotope (High):
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #2

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You can get low-light plants that mimic the look of amazon plants. A wide leaf Java fern is kind of similar to an amazon sword.
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