Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Northern Arizona
New to forum and light questions
Greetings and salutations, I would like to introduce myself as a pre-enthusiast to the planted tank world and I already have some questions mostly about lighting.
I found a great deal on a 20 gallon long aquarium on everyone's favorite online bulletin board, and my main concern was what type of lighting should I get for low to mid light level plants. Some of the ideas i was tossing around in my head included just getting cheap t8 full hood, the aqueon/coralife 30" t5 NO, the oddysea 24" dual t5 HO, or even the 30" aqueon modular LED system with extra light bars installed.
I would just like like some experienced input on this as I have no experience in planted aquariums. Also as an afterthought; is a glass hood necessary for the strip lighting? Any comments, questions, criticisms, suggestions, snide remarks, etc. are welcome. Thank you.