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Planting And Lighting.

Discussion in 'Lighting, CO2, Ferts & Flow' started by B.foo, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. B.foo

    B.foo Member

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    I would like to set up my 55 gallon tank. It will be a planted aquarium. What lighting will I need for plants and fish (Terras ect). I am also on a budget. I don't have 200$ to spend on lighting :/
    So what lighting do I need and any aqua scraping ideas?
    Thanks!
     
  2. RadaR

    RadaR The things we do for our fish..

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    Any standard floursecent tube light will do. You can get these at any hardware shop or you can opt for the more expensive tubes from pet shops :/
    If you're a beginner then don't use too much light. Around 50Wwatts should be fine.
    Some good background reading.
    And another.
     
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    I use a high output lamp that takes 2 lights. The color of you fish will be amazing and your plants grow twice as fast (given good soil,c02,etc)
    they are about $50 but are worth it. Just include some large plants for some fish dislike the lights. My dwarf gourami hide under my bed of annubias nana.
    they're definately worth the money.
     

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