Well, I'm quite a newbie. I went out and bought a 10 gallon today with hopes of having a beautiful planted freshwater tank in a few months. However, my kit came with a flourescent hood that fits a single 18" 15 watt bulb--this puts me at a mere 1.5 watt per gallon ratio, and I'd like to double that for future plants.
- Are there hoods out there for a 10g that will fit multiple flourescent bulbs? If so, where could I find one?
If not, what are my options?
Could I somehow mount 2 light strips over my tank without a cover? If I did that, would the CO2 levels decrease and water evaporation increase?
Also, what type of bulb should I be looking for to optimize plant growth?
Thanks in advance for the helpful advice.