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T8 recommendation for low tech planted?

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I nabbed a twenty gallon at a good price and I want to set it up for a moderately planted, low tech, low light plants tank. What would be a good T8 bulb to use? The tank came with an 18" Aqueon Full Spectrum T8. Any recommendations are appreciated!
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It's 16.75 high. I was looking at the finnex planted plus or the fuge ray for LEDs. It seems like for the price I'd spend on a dual t5 setup and then bulbs I could get one of those led ones.
 

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I'm in the same boat as you. I bought a used 20 gallon that came with the standard T8 light and there aren't a whole lot of good options. Like Raymond S. said there's a compromise you have to make with each bulb whether it looks terrible or doesn't look bright enough. I'm just going to buy another 24" Finnex Stingray for $50.00 and I'd recommend the same for you.
Are you going to run the Stingray by itself or in conjunction with a T8?
 
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