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Old 12-13-2014, 02:30 AM   #1
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Cheap 48 inch light that grows low light plants

48 inch for 55 gallon grows low light plants in sand with osmocote that's it shipped to 57025 let me know


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Old 12-13-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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Odyssea dual t-5ho 48" light fixture, $60-70. Ive been using it on my tank and I have been successful with certain highlight plants with it. While it is not the highest quality it will achieve your goals. The lights that come with it are garbage so I would recommend either purchasing geissman bulbs or coralife bulbs as replacements, they put of a lot better color light. Good Luck!
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For low light plants, a T8 shop fixture for less than $20, and two 5000K or 6500K tubes, or one of each , for less than $10.
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Inexpensive Tank Lights

Hello Nat...

If you've got 20 bucks in your pocket, then go to the local hardware store and pick up a 48 inch shop light fixture and a couple of 6500K GE aquarium plant bulbs. This is all you need to grow the dark green aquatic plants. I use this two lamp fixture on my 55 and 60 gallon tanks. I have Singapore moss, Hornwort, Brazilian water weed, Pennywort, Java fern, Anacharis nana and nangi. These plants don't need fertilizers other than those the fish produce.

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I always do a 6700k and a 10,000 k for some better color rendition as all 6700 k comes across as pink. I forgot to mention that you should look into the finnex planted+ led light fixture. will give you medium- lowlight. I would recommend the finnex over the t-5 as led is where this all is heading.
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