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Old 10-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Good 16" T5 Ho Fixtures?

I'm planning on upgrading my betta tanks to 5.5 gallons and I need a good 16" t5ho fixture. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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I am not sure you can get a 16" t5ho. I have never seen one.

On that size tank, I would strongly recommend going LED.

Something like this could work really well: Archaea LED light fixture 45cm (clamp-on) All white LED [LED-A45W] - $59.99 : Aqua Forest Aquarium, ADA USA, Aqua Design Amano
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Yea your not gonna find a T5 that size. The one Justin recommended will work fine. Also I think marineland has one that will fit.
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I'm not using co2 and I'm only going to have low light plants so the lighting can't be too strong.
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A single daylight CFL bulb fixture would be plenty for that size tank as well, I'm not sure who makes them but it's pretty standard grade with tank kit setups.
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Yes, that could work as well, especially if you just need low light.
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What about this for crypts and dwarf hairgrass? Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: All-Glass Aquarium Oak Strip Lights
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You won't get a lot of compact growth with dwarf hair grass in low light. It will keep it alive though.
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Hmm then what would you suggest?
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For dwarf hair grass? If you want compact growth you need to go higher light and will probably get into CO2 injection and fertilization.

Like I said, you an keep it alive in low light, but to thrive it needs medium to high light.
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