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Wattage for plants in 60 gallon tank

I have 2 lights, each 20 watts, I am interested in Hornwort, swordtail and, the name escapes me right now, but it looked like twisted, thick grass.
Also, Java fern and Java moss.

Will these plants do alright with 40 watts of light?
It is a 60 gallon tank, 48" long, 13" wide and 22" deep.
It has a fluval 404 filter, and the hospital filter, a small Whisper 15, will also be running, to ensure that it stays cycled...


Are there any plants you would suggest for the tank?

Angelfish, Bala Sharks, Platies, Tetras, Gouramis, Rubberlip plecos are the types of fish in the tank....

Thanks, in advance, for your input!
 

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Oh, really?
Would I be able to have a lot of those plants in the tank with a low wattage light? Or do I have a limit of live plants that I could put in?
Thanks Djrichie!
 

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Oh, really?
Would I be able to have a lot of those plants in the tank with a low wattage light? Or do I have a limit of live plants that I could put in?
Thanks Djrichie!
If your light isn't too strong... I don't know much about the wattage but more about the kelvin... but you can only go for low light plants such as Java Ferns, anubias, crypts, and some many other low low light plants.

Also, what is your kelvin rating?? like about 6,000 - 10,000? or 1,000 - 3,000 k
 
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