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Old 06-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Light for plants?

I have the hood on my 29 gallon tank, and I am having live plants including dwarf hair grass, I currently have an led light, what would be a good light that would fit in the hood, I want it to be good enough for the dwarf hair grass, also, it needs to be from petsmart
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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This is like the hardest thing ever to figure out. Try posting in the planted tank section. They helped me out a ton!

IMO petsmart has a poor selection, you may want to order something online instead.
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What kind of hood? I'd go with a dual t5 fixture or even a t5 HO fixture. I know Petsmart has a few cheap options, but you'll probably have to go with a glass top instead of your hood depending on what it looks like.

Do you have the Marineland LED kit?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #5
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Petsmart's selection is sub par at best. How large is your tank? I would highly suggest something along the lines of:

T5-HO Freshwater Linkable Light Fixture - 2 x 54 W - 48"

Whatever the appropriate size of your aquarium is. I seem to be having problems with very high light requirement plants using that light on my 55g though, I think it's just too deep to get the par rating it needs at the bottom.
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