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I am looking for some pretty plants for a 55gallon. Recently I was looking through AZGARDENS and I saw they had plant packages. But after looking through them I furgure, Hey why not create my own? So thats what I want to do. What are some plants that will do great with 2 watts/gallon? I will be keeping: SAE or Otos, Tetras, Dwarf Rainbows, Corries, Shrimp, Rasboras, and Gouramis or Rams. I am also looking into EcoComplete or FloraBase, if that helps at all. Any recommendations would be great!
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There is a lot of pretty plants, and both personal preference as well as tank conditions play a big role. 2W/gal can be a little or a lot. There is no way someone will be able to give you a list of plants that will look pretty in your tank, guaranteed.
When I stocked my 100 gal with plants, I chose one online company and then went by the "give me one of each" principle. This way I could choose for myself which ones are pretty and liked my conditions and which ones were for the compost pile.


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The reason I ask is that the site I am looking to buy plants from doesn't show light requirements on each plant. I know which ones need little light...but as for the others I don't. It can say from medium to high...but how many watts is medium and how many watts is high?I guess that it what I am getting at.
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Any anubias, java ferns, java moss and almost all cryptocorynes are low-medium light plants that would do fine, some others that I have done in a lower light tank (1.2wpg) are Amazon swords, Giant hygrophila and Giant vals. Hope that helps


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From what I have read here and there less than 2-2.5 W/gal is considered low light, 2.5 to 3 W/gal medium, and 3-3.5 and up high light.
However, what hits the water is more important than the total wattage. This is mostly determined by the quality and shape of the reflector. For example, 2 bulbs with good reflectors can send more light into a tank than 4 bulbs side-by-side without reflectors. To make that even clearer, 2 Watts per gallon can supply more light to plants than 4 Watts per gallon. Doesn't seem to make sense, but it depends on the reflector.


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