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I have a new 120cm by 40cm by 50cm tank that came with one LED strip light. The manufacturers told me that the light was 24watts and that I could make them brighter using reflectors. Is this enough light for successfully growing plants or do I need a more powerful Light(s)? I don't know much about the correlations of light wattage, tank size and successful plant growth.

If anyone has any useful suggestions or information I would be very keen to hear them?

Dominic :D
 

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Hey Dominic, what type of plants are you considering buying as that is usually the determining factor in lighting, fertilizing, whether CO2 is needed and some other factors I can't think of right now.

It also would be helpful to know the make/model of your LED strip light so those more familiar can provide some help.
 

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The plants will all be low light like: Vallisneria, Java fern, water sprite, anubias nana, Bacopa and some crypts. Not sure what the make of light is yet as the tank is yet to arrive.(DIVERSA - a Polish company). I believe one can also use reflectors to make the tank brighter. :D
 
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