So I've been setting up a 20gallon (tall) planted tank and was thinking of going higher tech (I'm getting a CO2
system and will be regularly dosing ferts) and I have some issues with lighting.
I currently have a single 15 watt t8 bulb (6500k) over the tank and either I could get another fixture to double up the lighting (found one cheap online), or I could go with another option.
I have a 48inch t5ho fixture lying around that holds 4 bulbs, and I was wondering if I could somehow rig it up to fit 22 inch bulbs without you know, the bulbs exploding or anything like that
If so, would it be worth it?
I'm just looking at growing a DHG carpet, amazon swords, cabomba, and just a random assortment of whatever I've got leftover in my tank (my LFS
sells most plants as "assorted bunch plants" and figuring out what they are can be quite... difficult T_T).
Can you use shorter t5ho bulbs on a fixture meant for ones twice their wattage?