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Hello Forum People, I have fallen out of having aquariums for quite a while and am just getting back into it. So for my first foray into to a planted tank i have bought a 48wx13dx24h 60 gallon tank. I am having trouble figuring out the lighting that I can use though. The tank came with a hooded set up with 2 18 inch 15w T8 Bulbs which I'm 90% sure not enough for anything. So as such I've been looking into other sources and I came across the Aquatic Life LED Aquarium Light Fixture 48" I'm just not entirely sure that is is good enough for plants. Another worry is it would have to be open top and well I have Cats who love to try and get my fish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! (First Post)
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Hello Forum People, I have fallen out of having aquariums for quite a while and am just getting back into it. So for my first foray into to a planted tank i have bought a 48wx13dx24h 60 gallon tank. I am having trouble figuring out the lighting that I can use though. The tank came with a hooded set up with 2 18 inch 15w T8 Bulbs which I'm 90% sure not enough for anything. So as such I've been looking into other sources and I came across the Aquatic Life LED Aquarium Light Fixture 48" I'm just not entirely sure that is is good enough for plants. Another worry is it would have to be open top and well I have Cats who love to try and get my fish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! (First Post)
i have my planted plus from finnex 24 in above the substrate. check out my tank. stuff grows great. no co2 or excel either. just light dosing of dry ferts.

I would suggest this led lighter for you as well if you wish to keep things low tech as i did.
 
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