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Hi I dont know much about lighting but I see everyone saying go to home depot and buy a double light strip for $8.00 to $20.00 and it seems like a good ideal. But I want to know if I can still buy plant lights to go in it for one of the strips and what watt bulbs I need. I want to take pics of my fish so more light would be good but I dont want to get to much. I have a single strip light that came on my old tank but its only a 20 watt bulb. So is 20 watts what a fish tanks need?? Any help with be nice. Thanks
 

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To keep most plants healthy I've read you need approx. 2-3 watts per gallon of water and more if you have an abnormally tall tank. Also, you need to be using lights in the 6500 or 6700K wavelength for optimal growth.

I dont know if home depot sells those types of bulbs, Id check before you purchased anything, power compact lights may be a better option if youre seriously looking to grow plants in your tank.
 
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