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Its possible he got the tank second hand and it came with a t5 fixture. Or its also possible that he bought the fixture separate in the store. I think kits are not as popular as they once were since i see a lot more t5 fixtures on sale nowadays and less tanks with the plastic hood and t8 fixtures. More often now, i see the tanks with the all glass canopy and customers need to buy lights separate.
Originally Posted by mnangler View Post
While spectrum does affect plant growth, the wattage is just as important to watch. A standard T5 fixture just is not enough wattage for the depth of a 75 gallon tank. I have a T5 fixture over my 30 gallon salamander tank and can grow almost any plant I want in there... It sounds as if you simply need more wattage over your tank.
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