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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Going planted with my 20g.

Hey guys. I'm tired of plastic plants in my 20 and after having such good luck with my 55 planted, I'm ready to switch to live in my 20g.

My old 24" hood from one side of my 55g fits on my 20g. Attached are the light fixture and light bulb that came with it. I'm about to go buy a new bulb at Walmart or home Depot.

Plants will be Java fern, wisteria, water sprite, and maybe some cabomba. What light bulb should I get for this tank?

My 55 currently has 110 watts of 6500k and it is doing superb.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 11:28 PM
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Make sure its labeled as "Daylight" like the Eclipse you have pictured or in the 5500K-6500K light spectrum.
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So all home Depot and Walmart had were 18" 15 Watt 5000k bulbs. This will equal less than 1 wpg in my 20. Do I need a new fixture all together, or is there a bulb that will work with my current fixture? Just trying to grow the plants I have listed above.

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