Dustin's Blog — Planted Aquarium Lighting

'Watt' to Look at When Buying Aquarium Grow Lights

Posted by Augusta Hosmer on

Read Time: 10 mins For most folks, lighting is easily the most intimidating part about setting up a new freshwater planted tank. If you're looking to buy and are frustrated trying to figure out what the hell watts, PAR, Kelvin, and CCT all mean for your aquarium plants, we've got it all laid out for you, step by step.  1. First Thing to Look at: Your Budget and Your Goals Grow lights can run anywhere from 10 bucks to hundreds or more. There's no sense planning out an epic planted tank only to realize you can't afford to light it (for tips...

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