Rhonda Posted January 31, 2021 Share Posted January 31, 2021 I have a new tank on it's way (55 gallon Acrylic) and I am pretty sure I need new lighting. My current light in my 45 gallon tank is 24W, but I don't have live plants. In my new tank, I am planning on a fully planted aquascape. I am new to plant care so am choosing very easy plant options to start with. I am not sure how much difference the wattage makes - I have read in multiple places and get differing information: 110W, 1W per gal, and 3W per gal. The tank is 36"L X 24" H, it seems that would make a difference as well. I'm also thinking I need one I can put on a timer. Do I need one that slowly increases in brightness and then decreases? There are too many options and I don't know what I "need" vs. "nice to have" for a healthy tank. The more I research, the more "information" there is to sort through! Thanks for any advice! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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