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Plant Suggestions For Single T8 Bulb.

I hope that title makes sense. I want to start looking at buying plants and want to find out examples of what would do well with a single T8 flourescent tube in a 15 gallon aquarium.

Substrate-wise I have down Caribsea FloraMax and can get root tabs if necessary. Won't be running C02 or anything like that.

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Anubius, and Java Fern grew well with a single T8 over my 10G. You could probably get away with Crypt as well, I also grew those.

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If I was to get a T5 NO, would my 20 gallon be able to handle a slightly broader scope of plants?
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I have a single T8 over my 20 gal & have 2 types of crypts (lutea & spiralis), micro sword, red sword, anubis, java fern, hygrophila & bolbitis.

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If I was to get a T5 NO, would my 20 gallon be able to handle a slightly broader scope of plants?
Yes, I grew lots of plants under T5 NO - various swords, vals, A Reineckii, bacopa, cabomba, ludwigias.
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