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Hoppy knows lighting better than anyone on the planet. If he says it will be enough light, it will be enough light. Also, if the light fixture you're using is T5HO, that isn't low light.

We all made the mistake of trying to use too much light when we started growing aquatic plants. Bad advice at the LFS will send you down that path also. Mostly we just end up growing algae. If you really want to grow plants under high light, set up a top notch CO2 system first. You can always add light later. If you put the cart before the horse, and upgrade lighting first, you will have algae problems. Most plants grow very well , even "high light" plants, with much less light than you might expect.

One last note: I'm by no means an expert on goldfish, but I know they do eat many plants.
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