Hello all, I have a 55 gal tank, it roughly 48 L x 18 H x 12 D
I dont have any kind of light on it and I am going to buy one. Ive done some searches and haven't gotten exact answers to my questions!
First off, I don't want anything HIGH dollar (over 150$ or so), considering just a cheap all glass hood I belive it is, but open to ideas! My tank currently has no plants but am considering getting some someday. Tank mostly has silverish color fish, most tetras.
I have read that certain types of bulbs/watts will make algea grow more rapid. I see that there are many kinds of bulbs (full spectrum, high k rating, 50/50, plant, color enhancing, actinic) which is best bulbs and what range of K should I be looking for. Which bulbs should I stear clear of.
Also, as far as the fixture itself. Is there an advantage of a hood style light vs a glass top with light fixture.
I hope someone can give me some advice and steer me in right direction, Im pulling my hair out over reading about a frickin light for my fish LOL