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post #21 of 21 Old 07-26-2012, 11:16 AM
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I agree, don't waste any money on something that is not going to be adequate. Over a 4-foot tank you want a fixture that takes 4-foot tubes [and these are widely available in good spectrum for planted tanks, it is a very common size]. A single T8 tube will be low to moderate light, a dual T8 will give you more options. A single T5 would work but these are very hard to find; do not get a dual T5, that will be way too much light.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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