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i had this light unit come with 2" 24watts T5 tubes, would i be able to put 54watts tubes into it. i need at least 1-2 watts for low light plant and with this unit i don't have enough. any suggest will be helpful. :help:
 

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okay. will this be enough light for my plants. and what kind of plant should i used with this low watts. also can recommend any good substrate .
 

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T5 doesn't go with watt per gallon rule
and 54W bulbs are 4 feet long, so won't fit in ur fixture.

the fixture you have is a high output, so if you have a 2 feet tank 18" high you should have Medium to high light. (not sure check hoppys light chart.)

edit, I'm a little bit wrong, but here you will find everything you need to know about light : http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/105774-par-vs-distance-t5-t12-pc.html
 

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i had this light unit come with 2" 24watts T5 tubes, would i be able to put 54watts tubes into it. i need at least 1-2 watts for low light plant and with this unit i don't have enough. any suggest will be helpful. :help:
the tank is 55 gallon. and the light unit is 48 long so 2 tubes is 28watts so the watts total is 56w. is this enough for low light.
You said 2" 24 watt T5 bulbs? (2" inch bulbs don't exist, so I took this as 2 feet)

That should be Low light if the fixture is on top of the tank: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/105774-par-vs-distance-t5-t12-pc.html
 
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