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Old 02-29-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question light upgrade or not?

I am looking at upgrading light fixture / lights. I want to us less electricity/ wattage. I have converted every fixture in our home with leds so naturally i have been debating on the tank I have running now. I do have plans for a new tank that will have led fixture but that is in the planning stage.

I am looking for suggestions, I don't think led will work well with what i have now as it is low light low tech. i am around the time to change bulbs out.

20 long
ehim classic filter
Florescent fixture
the bulb i use is pennplax FL 20 Aquaria Lux

plants are

moss balls
java ferns
cryptocoryne wendtii a ton of these buggers
red type of crypt... the name eludes me currently
Najas guppy grass

I only turn on the lights every other day for 4-5 hours as this tank gets natural sun light in the morning. I dose excel about every 2-3 weeks.

I have 11 glow light tetra a pair of swords and some guppy fry.

I hate to ruin a good thing but I would like to change fixtures out, with minimal plant/ algae issues.
if I upgrade to leds what would you suggest and would that mean even less light run time
thoughts?

what fixtures do you light for low light?

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I'd recommend a current satellite LED for low light in a 20L. Fairly cheap too around 40$ online I believe.


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I'd recommend a current satellite LED for low light in a 20L. Fairly cheap too around 40$ online I believe.


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That could work.

I run a Finnex Planted+ 24/7 light dimmed at 50% for my low light tank. It's just a little more expensive, but reasonable.


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Thanks i will look in to it.
I like the idea of the finnex that its really programable. I am open to other ideas.

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