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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)
First off welcome! The 2 18 inch 15w T8 Bulbs won’t be enough light. And I heard that Aquatic life said there LED fixture is not meant for freshwater plants ( but don't quote me on that). I actually have the same tank as u! Right now I have the Home Depot 2 bulb Diamond Plate Shop Light. This light gives me low light and does a pretty good job. But doesn’t do well with smaller tanks like dwarf sag. What kind of plants do u want in your tank?
 
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