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The 13W ones are the usual. The 23W ones have been known to melt those plastic strip lights.
After sub you are only 10" from it/w your light, perhaps 10.5 or 11" if you go light on
the sub which is not very good for the plants. Makes planting harder also.
 

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The 13W ones are the usual. The 23W ones have been known to melt those plastic strip lights.
After sub you are only 10" from it/w your light, perhaps 10.5 or 11" if you go light on
the sub which is not very good for the plants. Makes planting harder also.
I'm confused by the last sentence "Makes planting harder also" could you please clarify?
 

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I ran a single 23w on my 5.5g in the hood and everything was fine. Got a little bit warm but never melted. As a matter of fact I think I saw better growth with that then I am with the planted+ that's on it now.
 
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