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Best Light for low/medium plants

So, I just took advantage of the SNE on Aquabid and have gotten a few plants from JDAquatics and Bama Plants and now I need to finalize what light I am getting. The tank is a 5.5 gallon and will have java moss, java fern, a few types of anubias, dwarf sag, amazon sword "compacta", salvinia minima, and cryptocoryne beckettii 'Petchii'. I tried to choose only easier low light plants and am currently planning on getting the stingray. Which stingray should I get for a 5.5 gallon: the clip-on, 10 inch, or 12 inch? Or should I be getting the Planted Plus?
Also, any tips on any of these plants would be great if you have any.

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I have the FugeRay Planted + clip-on on my 5.5. I actually have an incredibly hard time keeping any plant alive in that tank since I've put that light on. The tank is now an absolute disaster with chunks of random plants and mosses in it because I'm trying to figure out what will survive in there. Definitely go with the Stingray

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The Stingray. This might be the least expensive place to get the 16".
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And if you have a Planted+ regular fixture and are having alge or melt problems you should investigate these risers. They can be used with or without a canopy.

http://www.hanaquatics.com/finnex-led-risers/

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