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Old 01-29-2016, 06:48 PM   #1
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10 gallon set up: cfl bulbs?

Hi there! I've tried to do lots of research about good lighting for a tank, but my pea brain just can't seem to be able to wrap around the idea of what to purchase exactly. So I come to ask the experts! I have a 10 gallon running already. I have a mainland led strip light 234 Lumens, 120 Volts, 5 Watts, 7800K Light Appearance. From the research that I've done, i don't believe this is going to be efficient enough for plants to thrive? So Im looking for a new fixture. i won't be growing anything that requires high lighting. I have read that putting 2 cfl bulbs would work? also have read 6500k is a good start. but I was curious of what wattage i would need? I don't want to go over board or under board. OR if there is a better fixture that is recommended, I am all ears!

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