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Old 10-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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What is the best led light for freshwater planted aquariums.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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What is the best led light for freshwater planted aquariums.
Buildmyled.com, pricey but worth it
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the reply. What cheaper LEDs would you recommend?
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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I got to see some of those in person at my LFS - they looked like they were worth every dollar.
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Ok I took a look at them and they seem cool. I will probably get one and then get another later on when I heavily stock with plants.
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Ok I took a look at them and they seem cool. I will probably get one and then get another later on when I heavily stock with plants.
Depending on how big your tank is, you shouldn't need more than one unit
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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I was thinking the 10000k planted fixture 36" on a 40 gallon breeder
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #8
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I was thinking the 10000k planted fixture 36" on a 40 gallon breeder
One fixture will be just fine. What type of plants do/will you have?
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:59 AM   #9
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Idk. I still haven't decided yet though with the build my led fixture I could probably have anthing.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:33 AM   #10
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Idk. I still haven't decided yet though with the build my led fixture I could probably have anthing.
Indeed, but you WILL need to get Co2 and dry ferts with that baby full blast. You can use Glut (excel) but I find only a select few members on here have been successful with tough plants using that method. It can be done but you need to really monitor your plants. Co2 is easier IMO than dosing glut but I'm sure Rivercats will play devils advocate on that one. Once you let us know what plants you want we can help you more in depth and potentially lower your costs.
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