12-19-2011, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad
Yes, matter of fact, I was out replacing the lame aquarium & plant lights with the GE Daylight lights which in fact are 6500k while you wrote this. I think these will be much better, but I just don't know if these would be enough for a real planted tank as there is only one T8 fixture per hood, so there are only 2 lights and this 60g is 24" deep.
I'm gonna put these in and experiment just a little
I think your best bet and chances for success would be to stick with low light plants. Java ferns, some swords, anubias plants. Stay away from stems plants with the exception of Pennywort. That might work. I have also heard Moneywort is a low light plant.
I have a standard 55 gallon tank with 2 48" T8 bulbs and I still can't grow some plants. You will have even less light to work with.