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Thread: 55g lighting

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    Is two 18 inch, 15 watt, 6500k fluorescent bulbs enough for Amazon swords and anubias?
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    anubias yes, amazon sword no.

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    What do you recommend?
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    Although there are several options, my preference is a 4' T5 fixture with two bulbs. you would need to replace the top with glass tops if you have the standard hood that comes with a 55g.

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    +1 to KF. Also i would go for a T5-HO instead of the NO.
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    Yeah just got a 4' t5 HO fixture. Getting the bulbs today! :D
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    Wow it looks so good! Completely changes the whole feel of the tank!
    55g planted. black skirt tetras. Neon tetras. Emerald Cory cat. Glow light tetras. 1kribensis cichlid, b. Rainbow fish. Rhino pleco. Pearl gourami. Dwarf platys

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    It's awesome to get a light upgrade, really does change the whole feel of the tank:) Congrats and good luck with the plants.
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