Been doing lots of research on this forum; what a wonderful resource!
55 gal freshwater planted tank, about a month established
Eco Complete Planted Black Aquarium Substrate
Texas holyrock and assorted granite pieces
Fluval 306 Filter + 2 sponge filters
Around 30 plants - Amazon swords, Anubias, red wendth, Ludwigia, Cryptocoryne, Wisteria, Spiralis
Water change every week 30-50%
6 Dwarf Rainbow fish
1 Longfin Albino Bristlenose Pleco
12 Neon Tetras
10 Black Neon Tetras
6 Corydoras Trilineatus
2 German Blue Rams
I think of myself as semi-experienced aquarist but need some guidance with lighting. In the past I have always used the incandescent tubes that come with the aquarium kits. The long 20 gallon tank had good plant success; but the tall 36 gallon did not flourish.
The new tank that I received has a support divider at the top and two incandescent hoods. Here’s the dimensions:
The 2 lighting hoods sit in two 23” x 11” spaces
I was thinking about ditching the hoods and putting in a glass cover with a new fixture, but is that possible with this style tank?
It seems that many people favor the T8 lighting but I’m a bit confused about the fixtures. Are they similar to the incandescent fixtures?
Thanks for any advice or suggestions!