There have been people with that brand that find that they are junk.
I would look at the Nova 2x54w T5 instead. Either one is about the same actual watts getting into the tank. On a 55G you are going to need Excel at a minimum. But for the plants you are talking about you prob want to raise the fixture off the tank a couple inches to reduce intensity also.
And you will need slight ferts.
You really should have CO2
for that kind of light
10G,Planted- Endler's Livebearers+RCS, 55G,planted
Originally Posted by Kurt_Nelson
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