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Old 06-21-2014, 10:48 PM   #21
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It looks great. I'm thinking about swapping my fluval eco bright on my 20 long to the light you have
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:20 AM   #22
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If you use this light on a 20g long, you'll be over 100 PAR, which is very high light. It is dimmable, so you'll have to dim it and should use CO2. Are you planning a high-tech planted tank?
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:35 AM   #23
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I have some java fern now along with some moss balls want to add more plants high light ones but don't want to mess with co2 is that possible?
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I have some java fern now along with some moss balls want to add more plants high light ones but don't want to mess with co2 is that possible?
You should start a new thread and we'll all pop in with some pointers.. i have multiple low tech med light tanks, it is absolutely do able.. Brian is on a whole notha level though. His jedi plantings are out of this world..

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Old 06-22-2014, 04:14 PM   #25
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Haha... Thanks, Brookster! I can always use more Midi-chlorians if you have some to spare?
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:26 PM   #26
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This is where I'm at now.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #28
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For your low light plants you can get a Current satellite LED+. But if your budget permits, the E-Series is more versatile in the sense you can dim the light just right for low light plants, or increase intensity if you have more light demanding plants. But you have to keep in mind, with higher intensity lighting, you'll have to either inject CO2 or use a liquid carbon like Excel or Glut religiously to avoid algae. Also a comprehensive fertilizer regimen like from dry ferts (i.e. EI or PPS-Pro dosing methods) is paramount for success.

But to get the best out of the advice on this forum, like Brookster suggested, you should start a new thread with your tank info, pics, budget, and goals of your tank in the planted tanks section. We'd all love to help explore your options.

BTW, your tank scape looks great. Now just imagining if all the plants were real, it's surly a splendid sight to be seen
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Thank you Brian I will start a new one tonight thank you guys!
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I will be keeping close tabs on this thread, as I am seriously considering switching to LEDs, and this unit in particular.

To me, this one has all the great features (adjustability, timer, endless light options) in a tidy looking package, not something I'll need to rig up myself.

One question: Does the control unit have a battery back-up in case of power loss? This seems to be a major complaint of many LED units with timers.
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