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With a single tube I would select a good full spectrum type. A T8 in 18 inches [watts makes no difference, they are basically standard for the tube size] with a kelvin rating around 6500K is what you want. You might find these in hardware stores, made by GE, Sylvania, Phillips. If not, fish stores will have them but much more expensive in brands like Hagen's Life-Glo 2. ZooMed's Ultra Sun is good if you can find it, slightly cheaper than Hagen tubes.

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