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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2014, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon planted tank

10 gallon tank help??
I am not new to planted tanks but i need some help on lighting.
I have the substraight which is dirt capped off with floramax midnight.Then I have a heater and a aqua clear 20 for it there is also a aqueon versa lid. This tank is yet to be sett up.

i was planning on putting on a regular 1 bulb florescent fixture switching out the regular bulb with a aqueon colormax bulb.
Then i was going to order a Current USA TrueLumen LED Strips in rose red/12000 k white>

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...tid=23516&s=lh

would that be sufficient lighting to grow medium to low light plants?
Also is there better light to get that are not over 70 bucks?? Please help?
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yes i would think so. Theres the Odyssea 4 bulb fixture for 60-70. I use that and only turn on the first two bulbs for 36watts. With that you can grow anything but need CO2 etc.
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yes that is a good fixture but there is too many bulbs and t5 are too much for a ten gallon dont you think and im not intrested in doing co2
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We run a 36 watt PC on our 10 gallon and with Excel dosing its always great (actually a 72 watt, but only run one bulb at a time now)

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PC??? Im not sure what that is??
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+ 1 for the Odyssea t5, Only run 2 of them but it works great. Need Co2 though.
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