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How much light do I need???
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I need to know how much light my vivarium at home needs (build thread coming up). It's a 65 gallon flatback hexagon tank. It's 36" x 24" x 24". I currently have a 24" dual T5 light fixture that needs new bulbs. If I were to use it, what kinds of bulbs should I get?

Or would I fare better using two (or how many?) of the Jungle Dawn LEDs? If so, what wattage bulbs do you recommend and how many?

I want to keep a heavily planted tank, but I have moss all along the background.
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Those jungle Dawn LED's are all the rage. I'm going to get up when I get set back up.

Lights are mostly for plants - plant growth. As long as the light reaches the bottom of the Vivarium and the low plants can use it to grow. The main concern is HEAT thrown off the lighting. You do not want too much excess heat from your bulbs or fixtures.

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Is there a specific T5 brand or kelvin rating I should use?
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65 K. Is good

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