I'm looking to upgrade the single T8 to a LED
fixture on my standard 29g. I am looking at the Current USA Freshwater LED
+, and the Finnex FugeRay Planted+. I'm a bit concerned about the Current USA because it's a 23" fixture, while the Finnex is an actual 30" fixture. I don't want the sides to appear dark. I do like how the Current USA has the ability to ramp up/down as I have several fish who freak out when I turn the light on/off. I also found a DIY thread on how to use an Arduino to automatically control the Current USA fixture which would be pretty neat too. It would basically be a timer on steroids, controlling ramp up/ramp down, moonlights, and randomizing the weather features.
I do have a couple low light plants, anubias and java fern, but would like to add medium light plants in the future.
I am leaning towards the Current USA. The only concern I have is having a 23" fixture on a 30" tank. I thought about getting the next size up (35" fixture) and using a custom mounting solution.
Any thoughts? Other recommendations?