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Lighting and plant recommendations for 5g bow

I want to plant my 5 gallon bowfront. I'd like to have cherry shrimp and grow some higher light foreground plants like Hemianthus callitrichoides. How much light can I squeeze over one of these? (the tank is 14" wide) I want to lose the crappy hood with the little door that you can barely fit your hand in. Some kind of lamp on a gooseneck would be ideal. It's going to be flourite substrate and Hagen Co2. Also, can you recommend some other foreground plants besides Hemianthus callitrichoides that might work well in this setup? Thanks!

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i would think about making your own hood for it. its not too big it should be a nice weekend or weekend afternoon project! then i would check out ahsupply or your local homedepo/lows to see what light will be able to go over it!

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Thanks for the suggestion. All of my tanks are now topless. I decided on and ordered the 12" Coralife dual 18W, and also 2 10000K lamps to replace the 50/50's that are included.
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