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    anyone know if this is enough to sustain plant life? ideas of this vs like a t5?

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    I'm not too sure what you want us to compare a T5 with ???
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    This chart will give you a basic idea of what lighting will support what "level" of plants:


    Hope this helps.
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

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    Marineland Double Bright fixtures will grow plants in a 12" - 16" deep tank. Stems tend to grow towards individual emitters. Bushy plants can do great.

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    Hey all i plan on buying aquarium lights tomorrow so any suggestions would be appreciated. was wondering brands? and type to get for a freshwater plants range from medium to high light in a 55 gallon tanks.

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    Are you suggesting that you want to go into medium/high lighting? Because if so you'll more likely than not have an algae bloom or constant battle with Algae if you don't dose Seachem's Excel or either Pressurized Co2/DIY Co2. But you could go with a dual T5HO fixture, that'll put you in the medium-high range. You would need Co2 like I mentioned earlier but it can be done. I just use a single T5HO on my tank and my plants are growing great.

    Here's 2 links to Amazon on T5HO fixtures:

    Double: http://www.amazon.com/Output-Lightin...488168&sr=8-15

    Single : http://www.amazon.com/Hagen-Linear-F...488251&sr=8-38

    The ideal bulb for planted tanks are 6500k/6700k, they look pink when turned on but that is the right spectrum for live plants.
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

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