Best Light Bulb To Go With This One For Planted Tank?

RAWRitsEDWIN

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I plan on using the Zoo Med AquaSun T-5 HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hood () to replace the LED lights on my tank. I think this would be a better light fixture for a planted tank.

I know for sure I will be using the Zoo Med T-5 HO Flora Sun Max Plant Growth Fluorescent Bulb ().

I do not know what bulb I should pair this one with. It is either between these two:

Zoo Med T-5 HO Ultra Sun Super Daylight Fluorescent Bulb ()

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Zoo Med T-5 HO Ocean Sun 10,000K Fluorescent Bulb ()
 

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Depends on the type of aquarium you have. If it's reef/coral or not. If it isn't, I would use the Ultra Sun Super Daylight -- 6500K one. If you have coral, you'd probably want actinic light.
 

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nexigen said:
Depends on the type of aquarium you have. If it's reef/coral or not. If it isn't, I would use the Ultra Sun Super Daylight -- 6500K one. If you have coral, you'd probably want actinic light.
The OP said planted tank.

RAWRitsEDWIN said:
I plan on using the Zoo Med AquaSun T-5 HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hood () to replace the LED lights on my tank. I think this would be a better light fixture for a planted tank.

I know for sure I will be using the Zoo Med T-5 HO Flora Sun Max Plant Growth Fluorescent Bulb ().

I do not know what bulb I should pair this one with. It is either between these two:

Zoo Med T-5 HO Ultra Sun Super Daylight Fluorescent Bulb ()

OR

Zoo Med T-5 HO Ocean Sun 10,000K Fluorescent Bulb ()
The bulb you use will all depend on how deep your tank is and what type of plants you want to keep. With that information we can help you
 
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iZaO Jnr said:
The bulb you use will all depend on how deep your tank is and what type of plants you want to keep. With that information we can help you
My tank is 16 inches deep. I have about 3 inches of Flourite in the tank, so I guess that means I have about 13 inches of depth left above the Flourite.

I want to keep any plant that this fixture can grow.
 

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I would go for the T5HO 6500K bulb. They will be your best option.

With that light setup you could keep any low light plants and quite a few medium light plants.
 

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