I can't deside what to go with, I want low-med light no CO2
. Jungle Val, Javafern/moss maybe some crypts i haven't decided on.
Currently have a Pleco, rainbow shark, pictus cat and 9 Lake Kutubu rainbowfish.
's I originally narrowed it down to either the Ecoxotic E series or the Marineland planted tank light but would 2 Ecoxotics be enough? and would 2 marinelands be to much? These are very expensive and I would probably have to buy one at a time.
I really want something with a timer and moonlight LED
's but not superbright reef ones.
How many HO
T5's would I need? 2x dual fixtures or would I need 2x quad fixtures? or one of each? This seems more expencive in the long run with power usage around 4x the LED
's and the price of bulbs but I like how they make a lot of different bulbs to pick from, with LED
's your stuck with what they give you, besides the Aqueon modular LED
's but those aren't bright enough.
This is the T5 I like the most right now AquaticLife T5 HO Light Fixture W/ Lunar LEDs - Freshwater
but would I need 2 of them?
Also I'm planning on getting a 48x18x18 custom tank for hillstream loaches that I want to run an Ecoxotic on and I might get one and try it on my big tank because I will eventually use it on this tank but I could also go with a dual T5 fixture.