Does My Future Tank Need A Specific Type Of Light?

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Hi. I'm planning to upgrade my 3 adult male guppies from their 5.5 gallon tank to something bigger, preferably a 10 gallon tank or something that's close to that and is bigger in height than it is in width or front-to-back. I was just wondering if the guppies or the Cryptocoryne Wendtii I have in with them need a specific type of light, like LED, fluorescent, incandescent, or something else.
 

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Crypts are low light plants so you don't need anything too powerful. My crypts in my ten gallon have a full spectrum fluorescent light and are doing alright. Since crypts are slow growing plants, a powerful light can lead to algae problems in your tank (like mine:inpain since the plants won't use the available nutrients as fast, especially if your tank only has crypts.
 
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Crypts are low light plants so you don't need anything too powerful. My crypts in my ten gallon have a full spectrum fluorescent light and are doing alright. Since crypts are slow growing plants, a powerful light can lead to algae problems in your tank (like mine:inpain since the plants won't use the available nutrients as fast, especially if your tank only has crypts.
Thanks. Do you know any info about what the fish need?
 

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The recommend tank size for guppies is 20 gallons. I used to keep guppies in my 10 gallon years ago though and I think (just my opinion) that three males should be fine in a ten gallon. They don't have any specific lighting needs but they should be kept in water that is 64-82 degrees Fahrenheit with a pH ranging form 5.5 to 8.0. Generally, they have a wide range of tolerances so keep the water clean and otherwise you should be fine
 
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