Since lighting is the most important thing for live plants I want to make sure I get it right. I have a 10 gallon tank, with the basic hood of 2 incandescant light bulbs (yellow tinge).
I believe what I need is an fluorescent light tube? Or are there bulbs that would work so I wouldn't need a new hood?
Do any hoods come with a fluourescent tube?
How do I know what "rating" as in Watts that I need? This is what the Petsmart website says:"For planted aquariums, the quantity of light for faster growing plant species should approach a minimum of 3 Watts per gallon" Is this a reliable statement? It seems all the 18 inch tubes sold on petsmart.com are 15 watts, for a 10 gallon tank.
Anything else? Thanks!