I bought a 10 gallon as a quarantine/holding tank but i'm pretty much done stocking my 29 at this point and don't think it will get enough use. So i want to plant it. I'm a bit confused about small tanks though, it seems some people are using about 1.5 watts per gallon, others are around 4-5, but i know the watts per gallon doesn't really apply to small tanks (and really doesn't apply to any tank with modern lights). So i'm a bit confused.
My goal is to use clippings out of my 29 gallon. It's 1.8 watts per gallon of mostly t5. I plan on using mostly mid to low light plants, pretty low tech. I'll be using mineralized top soil for substrate, DIY co2 if need be, hoping to not do ferts, or florish/florish excel at most. Simple tank.
I have petco credit from bad advice, i was thinking about this hood- http://www.petco.com/product/7395/Al...rip-Lites.aspx
It has 2x25 incandesent, i would use CF screw ins with the most similar to my coralife fixture i'm 100% happy with.
Anyway, will that work, other suggestions, bulb suggestions? If i'm not on the right track, defineatly let me know. This is a tank i want to do on the cheap too, all i need is lights, and a filter if i don't take one of the HOB off my 29.