Completing my tank has stalled until I get the lighting figured out.
I've been trying (Lord knows) to learn and figure it out for months.
Take breaks then try again. It always ends up the same, frustrated, confused and not a clue what to do.
Where I can start tho is I have no desire to use CO2 or lights that require a fan.
I think I need medium lighting but if this isn't possible I'll deal with low lighting.
I need a light(s) with this design because I like plants/decor that goes above the back of the tank and because I take the hood off almost everyday. The water is kept a little lower because I have African Dwarf Frogs and 1 Betta in the tank.
It's a 20 gallon. 16 3/4 tall - 12 wide - 24 long.
The inside lip (where a hood would normally go) at the top is 23 1/4 and the outside part of plastic top is 24 1/16.
What I desperately need is the EXACT hood to get, probably a 2 bulb setup, what 2 bulbs to buy and a trusted website to buy it all at.
(I bought a "plant light" T-8 5,000k. It's near useless and even though, at this time, all the plants are floating on the top they are slowly dying - elodea and wysteria - even with the light on all day)
Thankyou very much,
**I could buy a 2nd one bulb hood and still have enough room in the back for decor above the tank. If I bought a 2nd 5,000k would I then have 10,000k or just 2 5,000k bulbs?