Hi I'm new to this site. I have a lighting question. I have a 55g fw
that has only recently finished a fishless cycle. I have eco complete substrate, cascade 1200 filter and have 2 heaters.
It's currently only stocked with 10 cardinals and 1 baby angel. I will be getting a couple BN plecos, maybe some dwarf neon rainbows and maybe some rummynose tetras. Just a peaceful community lol
I bought this tank from someone off CL
. It came with the basic lighting I'm guessing was original with the tank. I want to have a low light plant tank, with crypts, java ferns, anubias, dwarf sag. Maybe vals too. I have driftwood in there already too.
My dilemma is, I want to upgrade the light as what is in there right now doesn't seem enough. It has 2 hoods with 1 each of the Zoo Med ultra light 15w 5500K lights.
I have been doing a lot of reading and research regarding lights... and am still confused as to what to get lol. I wont be running CO2
. I just need a better light than is currently on there, that won't be too strong and give me severe algae. I will of course be dosing with root tabs and Excel.
I found this one on Big Als.
Freshwater Aqualight T5 Series Double Linear Strip Light
Would this be ok for my intended tank?
Thanks in advance...any advice, links, etc is much appreciated.