Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Connecticut, USA
lighting for a 55 gallon
I just set up a 55 gallon tank. I bought it used off of Craigslist, so the hood came with a 48" light bulb in it. It is over 9,000 K but I don't know how many watts. Right now my plants are microsword, amazon sword, argentinean sword, pennywort, and dwarf red lily. I'm planning on adding some myrio, some kind of small carpet plant, and some moss. What wattage should I be shooting for?
The lily pads on the lily plant are growing fast already (seemed to grow about an inch in a day as it wasn't touching the top one day and then the next day it was at the top of the water), but I don't know the light requirements of the plant.