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Old 02-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Need answer ASAP, bulbs for planted tank

I am ordering my lights from fishneedit.com today... I am getting (2) T5HO 2ft fixtures for my 55 gallon tank. Eventually, this tank will be planted, or possibly FOWLR if I decide to go saltwater.

Which bulb combo would be best...

1 white, 1 pink

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1 white, 1 blue

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Not sure on which bulbs but that is a crap load of light for a 55 if its high output... Co2 will be required if you don't want algea to be the centerpiece.
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why two 2' fixtures? Are they out of 4' fixtures?

Either way, I'd get both white 6500k... but I'd change out the bulbs to a mix of geisemann aquaflora and middays
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I am ordering my lights from fishneedit.com today... I am getting (2) T5HO 2ft fixtures for my 55 gallon tank. Eventually, this tank will be planted, or possibly FOWLR if I decide to go saltwater.

Which bulb combo would be best...

1 white, 1 pink

or

1 white, 1 blue

Thanks!!!
Oh those are single bulb fixtures? Not as bad as I thought. Lol
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why two 2' fixtures? Are they out of 4' fixtures?

Either way, I'd get both white 6500k... but I'd change out the bulbs to a mix of geisemann aquaflora and middays

Haha, I didnt even think of just getting the one 4' fixture.. It'd sure be cheapier. Thanks for pointing that out. XD

Also.... Where do you get those two bulbs you mention?
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I usually get my bulbs at aquacave or bulk reef supply, but I don't think BRS carries the aquaflora
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Oh those are single bulb fixtures? Not as bad as I thought. Lol

No... They are two bulbs fixtures. And yeah, Ill probably be doing a DIY Co2 system if I go with the planted tank. Otherwise, like I said, I'd do saltwater and I heard that the t5HO are better for saltwater.
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