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Hey guys I really need some advice on appropriate lighting for my 35 gallon. Right now I just planted Monte Carlo and I am using my old 18W generic LED light strip from my goldfish tank. I am here in Canada and wondering what a good budget light would be to get? Or a light that would supplement the one I already have? has anyone used any of the sunblaster lights LED or T5s to grow underwater plants?
 

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Hey guys I really need some advice on appropriate lighting for my 35 gallon. Right now I just planted Monte Carlo and I am using my old 18W generic LED light strip from my goldfish tank. I am here in Canada and wondering what a good budget light would be to get? Or a light that would supplement the one I already have? has anyone used any of the sunblaster lights LED or T5s to grow underwater plants?
Sunblasters are perfect for this. I use on as supplemental lighting on my 25 gallon.

What are the dimensions of your tank?
 

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Hello Dimensions are 36" long 18" wide 18" high
Likely you will need 2. That will be fairly high light, so start with 1...

If 1 isn't enough, try 2 but remove the reflector off of one or both.

You can also run them independently ... 8 hours total time but only 4 hours of both running.

CO2 or not in the tank?
 

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no co2

Bump: https://www.amazon.ca/SunBlaster-0900173-Light-6400K-Medium/dp/B0746F6KTR/ref=pd_sbs_86_4/131-2294808-0122833?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0746F6KTR&pd_rd_r=88602728-138d-11e9-b125-236f195fd0d2&pd_rd_w=dnzWm&pd_rd_wg=sgve7&pf_rd_p=d4c8ffae-b082-4374-b96d-0608daba52bb&pf_rd_r=0CM3RRVDNBG7NG3GV11W&psc=1&refRID=0CM3RRVDNBG7NG3GV11W

Would 1 or 2 of these be enough/good idea?
 

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Go with the ones with the nano-tech reflectors. That way you can add the reflectors if you want more light in the tank.

I would go with 2 , but that might put you into high light, but you can remove the reflectors and only run 1 of the 2 bulbs for the full photo period to reduce light. Keep the photo period shorter for higher light and no CO2.

Flourish Excel / Metricide may be of benefit as well. Or you can use some light diffusers to help block some of the light.

The stock bulbs are decent.
 
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