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Old 07-09-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Lighting suggestions

Hope i am not posting too much on these forums. If I am please tell me. My Aquarium is a 55 gallon. I will prob have it lightly planted but not overly so. Really want it to be an eye catcher. What type of lights would you guys suggest to really make it pop? Also if having NO plants would mean a better ligthing system Id be willing to go that way to.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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What's your budget?

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Old 07-09-2014, 12:43 PM   #3
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well I don't want to go super crazy but I'd be willing to spend $200-$400 I would think. Unless something is just crazy better in wich case id be open to spending whatever.
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Best would be a bml with a dimmer. They'll build it to your exact needs and wants.. than if you want to go full planted later the power is there.. something cheaper would be a finnex planted plus or ray2..they are still quality leds, just not as powerful and versatile as bml

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Old 07-09-2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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Ok thanks , I'll check it out now.
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those are pretty sweet. I think I may go with them.
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Yeah. those look like something that can really be set up to enhance everything. Struggling a little with the degree angle though. Not really sure how to go about that.
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You need not fret my friend.. the beauty of this product Is not only does it totally kick butt..you call them up and tell them exactly what you want the light for and they make it nice nice for you.. in other words you don't need to to know anything but the phone number!

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Old 07-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #10
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lol, now THAT is the kind of thing I can handle lol. I really appreciate the tip. I'm so new at this and have made so many mistakes so far. Now i am determined not only to obviously get my water and stock perfect but after being this far invested both financially and emotionally now I am dang sure going to make this thing the eye catcher of the house
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