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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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LED Lighting For Planted Tank

I just bought a 6 Gallon tank for $5 from my local Op Shop. Though I haven’t checked it for leaks yet or cleaned it out, I’m gleefully planning what I can do with it, once I figure out how to make space to set it up.

I’ve been researching lighting for planted tanks online, and frankly, I think I’m more confused now than I was before.

To provide enough light for low to medium light plants, approximately how may watts would I need from an LED lighting unit for this tank? What would be too little and what would be too much?

External Dimensions: Length: 46cm (18.1 Inches), Height: 26cm (10.2 Inches), Width: 23cm (9 Inches). Approximately 6 Gallons, calculated from internal dimensions and practical water depth.
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