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Lighting for a Planted 5.5 Gallon

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Lighting for a Planted 5.5 Gallon
Old 08-26-2008, 01:03 AM   #1
 
Lighting for a Planted 5.5 Gallon

Hello,

I have a 5.5 gallon tank that I intend to plant. My question is that I am having difficulty finding a good lighting system to fit a 16" wide tank.

Do you have any recommendations for a 16" wide lighting system that would be good for a planted tank? The tank is 16x10x8 (WxHxD).

I would like to go with a dual T5 flourescent system if there is such a thing available. I am willing to use something other than T5 though.

My local fish store has a single 8W T5 system, but I was looking for something more...What do those of you with planted 5.5G tanks use for lighting?

Any help you guys can give me would be much appreciated. I have just about exhausted myself searching through Google and aquarium supply sites. Just seems like there has to be something more available for a 5.5G than the single bulb T5 system my local store has.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:32 AM   #2
 
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I have a 5.5 gallon tank that originally had a single screw-in incandescent bulb in the plastic hood. I replaced it with a 13 watt screw-in compact fluorescent I picked up at the LFS. It works well enough for my needs, but I don't plan on heavily planting the tank. If you're looking for something a little better, you could take a look at these:

http://www.aquariumguys.com/miniaqualight1.html

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...8&pcatid=11418 (the 12" model)

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...7&pcatid=13637 (same as above but with dual bulbs)

Here's the plastic hood with incandescent bulb:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754544

and here's the CF bulb to put in it:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...70&pcatid=9870
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