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Hey everyone. I'm brand spanking new to planted tanks, although I have had the fish tank I am planting in for quite a while (about months). I got fed up of having all those cheap looking plastic plants and gaudy ornaments (you know the ones) in my tank, so I decided to start planting it. Of course being the impatient person I am I didn't do much research before buying lights, and I ended up getting a coralife 2 tube 36 watt T5 flourescent plant light for my 29 gallon tank. After doing some reading, I realized that I would need a bit more lighting than just that for my tank and I put my old 20 watt flourescent on top as well. Theres no CO2 applied yet, although I hope to make a DIY system one day soon.

Well, anyway, despite the long post I pretty much just have 2 questions...

Is 56 watts of flourescent lighting enough for my tank, or should i splurge a bit more and get more lighting? And if so, how much light would be enough for a nice planted set up?
 

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i'm happy with having a low light tank.. this i my first tank after all, and I do tend to dive into things head first. I just need to find a good ground cover and I think I will be alright!
 
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