Thanks for all the tips! I haven't lost any plants yet,
but they aren't getting the overgrowth look i'm hoping for yet.
The light is just one long tube...to be honest seems to be just
directing light on all the middle,none in the front,or back.
Problem I'm guessing really is the wattage there.On the bulb it says "16"...looks like 16,just looks smeared,but i'm almost positive it says 16.
I remember sasami gave me pointers on the lighting in the past.
For my 10gals (when I set them up) I got higher wattages.
Do you think I should invest in a hood that will hold 2 lights? (this tube goes from one end of the top to the other) or that's fine,just get a better wattage? (I can get one this week,the one I currently have is dim now,didn't last long at all!) But I can definately get a new hood if it'll be much better.
Substrate,I actually am looking into something other than sand,I can't remember the name at the moment,I'll link to the thread I started in a second.
It has the name of it there.
I asked if people had experience with that particular substrate.
& I can get it off eBay ...20lbs!!
My tank was running for awhile& I'm a Bio-Spira junkie
..yes,my aquarium is cycled.My betta lived in there first,then the 2 corydoras& awhile after platies.Havent added anything other than that,except an additional dwarf lily plant =]