Light not sure what to get for a planted tank

I have a 55g tank not sure what light to get I do know I want to get led I want to do a low to med Tech plants any suggestions

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Comment by Peter on December 2, 2013 at 9:29am

low tech get a a double t5 no light fixture (not HO) or a double t8 light fixtue will put u in the low light range more or less at ur substrate.

Comment by Michael on December 2, 2013 at 3:57pm
I was thinking of using drit still not sure from eco or that
Comment by Peter on December 2, 2013 at 6:14pm
Dirt works great in low tech tanks. Look up the walstad method. Shes the godmother of the dirt world.
Comment by Michael on December 2, 2013 at 6:34pm
Ok thanks you also can I use carpet lowtech L
Comment by Peter on December 3, 2013 at 9:58am

u can maybe carpet with dwarf sag if u want carpet plants if thats wat u meant

Comment by seth roach on December 3, 2013 at 10:45pm

double t8 shop lights 

Comment by Michael on December 3, 2013 at 10:59pm
In all the pet store I went to I never seen a t8
Comment by seth roach on December 3, 2013 at 11:55pm

lowes or home depot shop light fixtures ~12 bucks 

Comment by Chris Carlson on December 6, 2013 at 10:44pm

I used two 2 bulb fixtures of T8s (4 bulbs - 6500K) and found it was too much - caused algae.  I changed to only one set of 2 bulbs of T8s in a shop light fixture still 6500K and 8 to 10 hours a day.  Play around with the time until you are comfortable, but T8s at 6500K worked for me.

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