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  1. Default Lighting For A 20g?


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    I recently bought a 20g long tank to divide up for my bettas. I want to grow live plants in my tanks since it's better on my guy's fins. I have to buy the hood/lighting and was curious what is a good type? Also any advice on places online I could find them would be great. Thanks so much!
    55g - 5 Blood Parrots


    My 55G Journal

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    Well the stock lighting won't give you enough watts per gallon most likely. Since you don't have a hood or light for it yet, go with a perfecto glass hood, or another hood of that sort. Could get a piece of glass cut size also. Then you can go to a hardware store and buy yourself a small shop light. Can pick up a light fixture that has 2 t8's or another type of lighting for under $15.

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    I was thinking of going with a glass hood and a strip light? I have this on a 6.6gallon and really like it. What type of lighting should I use?
    55g - 5 Blood Parrots


    My 55G Journal

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    Quote Originally Posted by s72450
    I was thinking of going with a glass hood and a strip light? I have this on a 6.6gallon and really like it. What type of lighting should I use?
    Figure out what types of plants you want to have in your tank first, then figure out how many watts per gallon you will need. http://plantgeek.net/plantguide.php has a nice chart where you can look up plants by lighting requirements. So once you know how much light you need, you can figure out which type of lighting to go with. I don't think the stock strip lighting will be enough.

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    What I'm planning on doing is having two plants per each division. I was thinking of going with a medium sized plant, I'm fairly limited in what I can get around here, just usually whatever PetCo has. I'm also having a small piece of driftwood in each division with java moss wrapped around it.
    55g - 5 Blood Parrots


    My 55G Journal

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