Using saltwater lights to grow freshwater plants.

Jay Chen

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So I just started to want to create a 10 gallon planted tank with a few shrimp, baby tears as a carpet, a bundle of swassertang and moss balls for a darker green color. I dont really have any extra light at hand and only have this saltwater light i had before when I did saltwater and wonder if it can be used. This is the link to the light i have:
 

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I don’t think that light works for both fresh and saltwater, however I have found the Nicrew planted tank light is pretty good and relatively inexpensive. They are found on Amazon, and can be adjusted to fit the tank size. For example there are ones that can fit tanks with a length of 18-20 inches, etc.
 

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I would recommend a full wavelength light (400-700nm) in the spectrum. Your light emits mostly blue light (I assume this is specifically for corals). Freshwater plants use more red and green light than your current light provides.
 

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