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Old 02-17-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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Current LED + vs Fluval Aqualife and Plant

Can I get some opinions on these two lights, and if you had a choice which one would you go with? Currently the Fluval is being liquidated at a big box store, and the price is really really good. I am looking at them for some low light plants, and a better looking light in my new tank 36G Bowfront.

I have the plus pro from current in my 60 gallon display, but do not feel like laying that much money down on a tank light that wont get displayed as much.

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Old 02-17-2015, 10:35 PM   #2
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I have read good reviews on the Fluval. Go for it.
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Actually after reading around the par on it is not that great, and at 24in there is no data.. For the price I could get it for, I could get the satellite plus pro in the 24-36in model for $40 more with 100par at 12in. The only thing is with my tank being 30in across will the 24 be enough to provide light across the tank.

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Old 02-18-2015, 08:23 AM   #4
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The Fluval will be perfect for low-light plants as stated in your original post. If you want higher PAR you will definitely need CO2 infusion...else you will have an algae farm. Do you have CO2?
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I'd go sat plus over fluval. both will be pretty low light on that tank though. Finnex planted plus would be better.

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Yeah, the PLUS would work. The OP stated the PRO fixture. My first thought was "algae farm".


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With the Pro, I couldn't i just lower the light intensity to prevent the algae explosion? Or does it not work that way, the only reason I am looking at skipping the Fluval is because the data i saw only provided PAR readings from 6in away, and after 6in it was below a 20PAR my tank is 24in.
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Well I bought the Current Satellite Plus Pro 24-36in model, I got it for $100 on Amazon. So that should give me some flexibility if i decide Co2 is in my future.

100+PAR @ 12in

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50+ PAR @ 24in?
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Par doesn't work that way. The PAR at double might be closer to <25 at 24". adding a Finnex planted + would be much better and closer to the 50 at 24" you are looking for.
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