Lighting for Planted Aquariums (watts per gallon, LSI, lumen, lux…)

Having setup a planted aquarium and finding that my plants were not doing too well inspite of having 03 CFLs in an 80 liter tank, i realised there must be something fundamentally wrong. Assuming that  the light was sufficient, I set out of check the substrate, fertilizer etc etc. When those did not help either, came back to the fundamental question on light. Wearing out my finger hitting the Google search button on the internet and after reviewing many article on the subject, I thought i would share the result of my research on Aquarium lighting for Planted Aquariums which may benefit others struggling like myself.

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