light fixture

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Damien808, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Damien808Valued MemberMember

    i have always wondered this but has anyone used a light fixture for t5s or an led fixture from any home improvements stores to grow plants in their aquarium? convincing my parents to buy me an extremely expensive planted aquarium light online or from anywhere for that matter lol is quite difficult.
  2. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    You don't need any special lighting to grow plants. Using 6500k CFL or T8 bulbs will grow low light plants very well.

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  3. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    I use a T8 Fixture from Homedepot and a T8 light (meant from planted aquariums) on amazon, cost about $20 total! if you don't have a lid on your tank I suggest buying a fixture a little longer than the tank itself so you can just sit it on top.
  4. Damien808Valued MemberMember

    thanks for the help ill probably be making a trip there to look for one

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