Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gainesville, Fl
I'm new on here but not to tanks or lighting (I run a reef tank). Anyway, I had an extra tank and decided to start a planted FW tank. I have a 20h as my tank. A local guy had a current t5 2 bulb fixture that is 20" long. It is a bit short but for now I believe it will work. I'm getting 1.8 watts per gallon. My question is since I don't know too much about plant bulbs, is it ok to run 2 12,000k bulbs or should put in a 10,000K since I have one. Or should I go with different bulbs. I would like to upgrade to a fixture that actually fits the tank but money is tight being a college student. Thanks!