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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 01:40 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Allegan, Mi
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as long as you have sufficient plants and surface agitation via power head or filter outflow you don't need one. i recommend getting 6700k lights the color of the bulb matters as well as the spectrum you want a lamp that peaks in the 420-475nm and 600-680nm ranges you could essentially grow plants under red and blue light but i recommend getting whites. pinks make everything in your tank glow pinkish. i think that should put you into the medium-low light range i could be wrong.
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