Have a standard 55 gallon about 20" deep with cheapo hood/canopy. Want to try to grow plants such as amazon swords, cabomba, jungle vals, and wisteria.
The canopy holds 2 18" standard flourescent F15T8 Marineland bulbs. I cant even grow algae and the lights are on for 15-16 hours a day. I believe this is 30 watts total.
I am looking at the Freshwater Aqualight T5 Series. I have a choice of single bulb or double bulb and the HO
T5 version as well, single and double.
How much difference will a single t5 bulb give me from what I have now or a double standard T5.
Is a double HOt5 overkill for what I want? Can I get away with a single HOt5?
I am only looking at this brand now but I need answers to what I need to grow these plants succesfully.
Oh yea, will not do co2
and liquid ferts is OK.
Substrate is sand blasting sand.