Is this LED light good enough for this 20G hex?

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Here's the light in question:



I was wondering if this light would be good enough for my 20G Flatback Hex tank?

The plants I want to grow in there are:

Red Ludwigia (I'd preferably like the light to be good enough to keep these guys red as well)

Moneywort

Crypt. WendtiI red

Lloydiella

and Brazilian Pennywort

I do not currently have plans for CO2.
If the light is not good enough, are there any good LED options I can consider for a reasonable price?
 
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Oh dang, I can't believe I forgot the basics like that.






This is a current shot of the tank, it's 20" tall. I have to get something going on this tank fast. I made the mistake of getting the plants before getting the lighting and if I don't get something fast they are all going to die very soon.

I may move the plants to my other tank with much higher lighting until I finish this setup.

Reasonable is probably up to about $60-80. I realize now though that probably won't be any good of a budget for LEDs. So I don't mind looking at other options like T5/T5HO.

Those plants aren't looking so good imo. I hope I can get the light fast enough for them to rebound without needing to move them.
 
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24" Again I'm forgetting things, sorry I just woke up.
 
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I may do just that, it looks like the plants would be able to grow under that.

I'll have to get an overnight order in to save my plants, thanks!
 
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The price turned out to be exactly the same with the overnight shipping, and it looks like it would suit the plants better. I cancelled the other one and ordered that one. Thanks again
 
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I most definitely will!

After that I'll post updates in about 20-30 days as well, after the plants have a chance to rebound and grow better.

With the price of the fixture, I just hope it'll last me a few years
 
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That should work just fine then. Thanks for the help!
 
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Here's an update on the lighting:

newtank (1).jpg

The light is maybe 2" from the glass now, but I think I like that better anyway.

Maybe my eyes or deceiving me, but I need to look at a before and after picture to see if there is actually any difference in lighting. I just hope this will be able to grow plants better

The blue LEDs are on a different switch, should I also have them on during the day for growing out plants or leave that off?



I also don't know why my tank's water is cloudy lately, there are no dead fish, no dead plants or anything of the sort. The tank was medicated about 2-3 weeks ago, that will clear up on its own right?
 

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It should clear up yes.
Aslo the plants only should need white and red.

Would you mind posting a pic from above the tank directly down onto the lights?

Planted + is made for plants so it should grow them great.
 
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Here's two s, are either of these what you were looking for?

The LEDS with the lights on:
 
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It's only one. I think the on the listing on Amazon is a bit misleading, although it is fairly small. I'm not entirely sure if there was supposed to be a second fixture. The box was also too small to fit a second fixture.

That thing is easily very bright though, at minimum the same as my old fixture, but in a much smaller fixture.
 

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