Originally Posted by Fastcash124
I picked up a 6500k bulb today and threw it in the chandelier above the tank but many say it is too tall. Once I find an in-store hood for a 5.5 i'll grab it up.
You don't necessarily need a hood, you can get a regular old desktop lamp and that would provide plenty enough light for your plants! I did that for a long time as well, worked great. What you want to look for is a light that can penetrate through the water nearly to the bottom, that would be considered high lighting but then you can grow anything in them!
Also you can get these lights here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1003545...a#.UaX-MtI3szY
They have been proven to be really good cheap lighting for planted tanks!