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110 gallon tall tank set up

Hi guys!

Next week i will start to set up my 110gal TALL tank tank(L48 x W19 x H30)
i need help on lighting.

This is gonna be the set up:
4" inches of safe Tsorb as substrate
pressurized C02

My plants are:
Java fern
Giant Hygro
Micro sword
Dwarf hair grass
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Anubias
Water wisteria
java moss
Banana Plant
Vals
Ludwigia

Ill be using my existing Coralife T5HO dual 48" light fixture.
my question is: do i need 4 T5HO light?
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Sounds like it's going to be really cool! Post pictures when you get it going, I love to see how people scape tall tanks.
I have Wisteria right now and I really love it, it's a fast grower for me.

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I would start out with your current 2x T5HO fixture and if you aren't happy with growth switch to a more powerful light source.


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I use a 4 bulb T5 HO fixture on my 90 gal planted tank. It is suspended on cables and placed a bit higher that it would be with the standard legs you get with the fixture.

The one big advantage of a 4 bulb fixture is that the light is spread out better front to back.

I generally agree with the others. Try what you have and if needed, add a second fixture. Since you have a deep tank, and CO2, your system should be able to handle the larger amount of light.
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I would use the lights you have. Most of the plants in your list are low-med light plants. No need to spend more money, raise your power bill and raise your chances of getting nuisance algae.
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