View Full Version : Best lighting for these Plants

04-21-2010, 09:47 AM
I'm planning my first real attempt at a planted tank. It's a 40 gallon and I'm thinking an Asian biotope. The plants I know I want are Java Fern, Crypts and Aponogeton. The light I'm looking at is a Hagen Glo T5 HO with 2x39 watt bulbs which would give me about 2 watts per gallon. Would this be enough for the plants I want? If I'd need a bit more than that (maybe for the Aponogeton?) I could add my old light as well - it's pretty crap and certainly won't be enough on it's own but it might be able to boost it up to 3wpg.

04-21-2010, 10:55 AM
That should be enough to do the job. T5 are birghter so it should work well for you.

04-21-2010, 01:17 PM
cool, thanks