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Old 12-11-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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What do you use for Lights on a 40BR?

Hey all, I'm wondering what everyone uses for lighting on a 40 gallon breeder tank, as its 18in wide...

I'm trying to not spend too much on lighting, but I'm starting to think in going to need 2 fixtures:-(

Thanks for any input!
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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What are you trying to accomplish on this here tank sir?

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As Brookster said, depends on what you want. I like my 36" Finnex FugeRay. It's good with low light plants, crypts, vals, anubias, swords, etc. I've had it for a few years and it's still working fine.


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I am hoping to turn it into a planted tank, with angels and Rams....


Something low light to Medium....



That finnex one sounds awesome, but it's quite expensive...

Do you have 1 on your tank? How many watts is it?
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Yep, I've had one on my 40b for a couple of years.
18 Watts: 168 7000k LED / 12 Actinic LED. You can find more specs on amazon. Imo it's on the lower end as far as cost goes for a decent LED fixture. I didn't want anything high maintenance and my tank is nothing fancy, so it works well for me. I'm thinking about adding a ram or 2 to my community I used to have a gorgeous male GBR but he only lasted about 4 months. My system is way more mature now, so hopefully I can find a good breeder around.
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