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What is considered "High Light"?

Hey everybody! recently I have been wondering, what is considered high, medium, and low lighting? I have a 15 watt light on my 5.5 gallon aquarium along with a DIY Co2 system and I would like to get some "High Light" plants. I was just wondering if my lighting is suitable for "High Light" plants.
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What kind of light? Don't think that is enough. You also need fertilizers and Co2 to avoid algae


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I do not know the specific name of the light. I just know its for plants. Also, I am adding fertilizers (Potassium, iron, and nitrogen). Currently, I have low light and medium light plants but i was just curious if I could get other "highlight" plants.
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I do not know the specific name of the light. I just know its for plants. Also, I am adding fertilizers (Potassium, iron, and nitrogen). Currently, I have low light and medium light plants but i was just curious if I could get other "highlight" plants.
Thanks for the reply!
There are low light plants that will stay red. Red melon sword, some species of rotala and ludwigia, tiger lotus. I have some in my tank which is on the low end of low light and they stay decently red. Also some crypts are bronze colored and stuff. They all make nice contrasts in the green


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