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post #1 of 2 Old 01-20-2011, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 24" light and fitting and when i first purchased the tank and light the bulb did not work. So like any newbie would do i went to Walmart and bought a replacement light. The packaging says "Plant & Aquarium" so i figured thats what i needed.
The Light i have is 20 watt with 750 light output, is that sufficient for a 20 gallon long ?

Whilst wandering around walmart today i see 20 watt with 1175, 1250 & 1750 light outputs, wouldnt a brighteer light bee better ?
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I have a 24" light and fitting and when i first purchased the tank and light the bulb did not work. So like any newbie would do i went to Walmart and bought a replacement light. The packaging says "Plant & Aquarium" so i figured thats what i needed.
The Light i have is 20 watt with 750 light output, is that sufficient for a 20 gallon long ?

Whilst wandering around walmart today i see 20 watt with 1175, 1250 & 1750 light outputs, wouldnt a brighteer light bee better ?
It depends on what type of tank you plan on keeping. If you plan on keeping live plants you may want a higher output bulb. If fish and fake plants then the bulb you have is fine.
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