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Last week I set up a low light 10g planted tank in my office. I have 3 anubias and some java fern in there right now. I couldn't find a good light setup when I set up the tank, so I just used two 10watt 50/50 florescent bulbs (see link below) in the incandescent hood that came with the tank. Its been 5 days since I set up the tank and the plants all seem happy, but will I need better lighting in the long run to keep these guys going.

http://www.petco.com/shop/product.a...rtPrice&cm_cat=80&cm_pla=906140&cm_ite=906140

I like the look of the 28watt coralife aqualite (see link below), but I do not know if that will push me into a high light range that will not be good for my anubias.

http://www.hellolights.com/201xcoraqpch.html

Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Last week I set up a low light 10g planted tank in my office. I have 3 anubias and some java fern in there right now. I couldn't find a good light setup when I set up the tank, so I just used two 10watt 50/50 florescent bulbs (see link below) in the incandescent hood that came with the tank. Its been 5 days since I set up the tank and the plants all seem happy, but will I need better lighting in the long run to keep these guys going.

http://www.petco.com/shop/product.a...rtPrice&cm_cat=80&cm_pla=906140&cm_ite=906140

I like the look of the 28watt coralife aqualite (see link below), but I do not know if that will push me into a high light range that will not be good for my anubias.

http://www.hellolights.com/201xcoraqpch.html

Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
I have the 28w aqualight and it is perfect for a low-medium maintenance 10g tank. However, with that level of light, I've found you do need to start injecting CO2 and watching nutrient levels. For low light plants, 2x 50/50 bulbs will work just fine.
 
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