Ok, first plants are in, more driftwood is boiling. Unpacked my hood today. It has one flour light, a 40 watter.
Uhm..with a 55 gal tank, that will be .73 W/gal. Think that is a little low. The hood is set up for T-10, but I understand I can use either 8 or 12 in it too, but so far, my search has not turned up any higher wattage bulbs
Drumrolll: I guess that is the reason for lighting strips, and clear tops. So...I have read the four parter under plants, and "about 1 watt per gallon" sticks in my mind.
Help! is .73 enuf of "about," and I am planting heavy, by the way. Is there a reasonably cheap solution? Do I need one? Do higher wattage lights exists (at 6500K)?
Sorry for being so limited. I have learned a million things in the lat three months, just not the next thing I need to know. Appreciate all's patience and indulgence.