Aquarium Grow Light?


Joined
Nov 1, 2016
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Country
United States
Hey! I'm in a bit of a predicament. Some time back, I purchased an aquarium light and long story short, didn't purchase the aquarium. I am instead devoting my resources to a crested gecko terrarium. That is beside the point. My question is, will this light work to grow live plants in the terrarium? It is a good light, made specifically for growing plants in the aquarium. A finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED, full spectrum, with controls to change how much red, blue, white, and green are produced. I currently have three pots of marbled pothos growing under it, two of which have been growing well. Recently, however, I've noticed that some leaves are beginning to develop yellow spots. Could this be because the light simply isn't providing the correct spectrum? Could it be too much light? Or is the problem as simple as overwatering (generally water once every week and a couple days)? Thanks for any help and opinions. It would be great if the light would work for terrestrial plants and not be a totally wasted investment. :p
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 1, 2015
Messages
721
Reaction score
567
Location
Long Island, NY
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
United States
The light fixture should be fine. The problem/mistake many make is the light fixture is set too high. Lower it some, and see how the plants look in a few days.
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2012
Messages
4,211
Reaction score
2,708
Hardiness Zone
9a
Country
United Kingdom
Welcome to the forum! I agree that the light should be fine. Yellow leaves is often a sign of overwatering - check the soil with your fingers before you water :)
 
Ad

Advertisements

Prophet

Intelligently Inquisitive
Joined
Jan 1, 2017
Messages
74
Reaction score
21
Hardiness Zone
7
Country
United States
Hey! I'm in a bit of a predicament. Some time back, I purchased an aquarium light and long story short, didn't purchase the aquarium. I am instead devoting my resources to a crested gecko terrarium. That is beside the point. My question is, will this light work to grow live plants in the terrarium? It is a good light, made specifically for growing plants in the aquarium. A finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED, full spectrum, with controls to change how much red, blue, white, and green are produced. I currently have three pots of marbled pothos growing under it, two of which have been growing well. Recently, however, I've noticed that some leaves are beginning to develop yellow spots. Could this be because the light simply isn't providing the correct spectrum? Could it be too much light? Or is the problem as simple as overwatering (generally water once every week and a couple days)? Thanks for any help and opinions. It would be great if the light would work for terrestrial plants and not be a totally wasted investment. :p
Sounds like a watering issue or nutrient problem. Adjust watering and monitor, if the problem is fixed you are good. If not, adjust nutrient schedule and monitor. Pothos are usually pretty easy plants to grow so lighting is just an added bonus, but that same light is going to be very weak for most other plants
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top