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luisev 09-09-2008 09:23 PM

Lighting Options... Please help....
I'm looking at two lighting options for my freshwater 20g High tank and would appreciate some feedback on them.



I'm interested in placing Java Ferns, Anubia Nana, and African Swords. I'm curious as to which one you feel is a better choice as far as quality and lighting. Current is approx $10 cheaper, but I rather spend the extra money if the Coralife is a better unit. Thanks in advance for your time...

onefish2fish 09-09-2008 10:50 PM

your going to want aprox. 2-3 watts per gallon in a planted tank with a full spectrum light bulb ( you can pick up from home depot fairly cheap, LFS have them or order online )

so as for your question, the fixture itself isnt really the problem, the problem is getting the full spectrum light bulb with the correct number of watts. i personally have 2 light fixtures on my planted 55 gallon, you should be alright with the first one, granted you can get a 40w - 60w full spectrum bulb for it ( depending on light requirements of the plants )

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