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    Hi All,

    I am planning my 55g tank redux as some of you may have noticed from other threads of mine. This is going to be a retrofit project and not a from scratch build.

    I am wanting to go with some live plants on driftwood and rocks so low light anubia, java ferns, etc. I was looking at homedepot and lowes at a couple 4' shop light fixtures and running 2 40watt 6500k bulbs.

    This would be positioned within an enclosed canopy above glass tops. Do you think this would be adequate lighting? It has to be better than the 2 15watt 18" tubes that are there now lol.
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    I had the same type of lighting set-up on a 55 gallon tank. It worked great for low & mid light requiring plants
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    Thanks Cliff... i thought it would probably be fine for that but it always helps to hear from someone who has done it before.
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