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Top Line NAME BRAND of Lighting Fixture?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anonymous, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    This is a matter of opinion question but I am looking to get the most bang for my buck when it comes to lighting for my 55 gal. I have heard that I will need 2 watts per gallon to house medium to high light need plants. I would like to use,

    Baby Tears
    Cabomba Purple
    Hornwort
    Wendtii, Bronze
    Micro Sword Narrow Leaf

    Any ideas??
     
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  3. Anonymous

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    I have now, That is a great list. Thank you for the link. i appreciate it.
     
  4. Anthony

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    I use T5's on my planted tank. It all depends on the plants you choose and their lighting requirements.

    Coralife, Nova Extreme and Current USA are all good lighting brands.
     
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    Coralife <a class="postlink" href="http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCatalog/ctl3684/cp18369/si1383182/cl1/coralife_freshwater_aqualight_48_power_compact_light2_x_65w?&path=c3684-def-USD-16695%23%23-1%23%23-1%7E%7Ec3684-def-USD-18356%23%237%23%231c%7E%7Eq3438%7E%7Enc3684-def-USD-18369%23%230%23%238&query=48&hits=12&offset=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCatalo ... 12&offset=</a>
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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCatalog/ctl3684/cp18369/si1383185/cl1/coralife_freshwater_aqualight_deluxe_double_linear_strip__48_4x65watt?&path=c3684-def-USD-16695%23%23-1%23%23-1%7E%7Ec3684-def-USD-18356%23%237%23%231c%7E%7Eq3438%7E%7Enc3684-def-USD-18369%23%230%23%238&query=48&hits=12&offset=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCatalo ... 12&offset=</a>
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Coralife is the name of most of my light fixtures.

    1-2 watts per gallon is low light set up.