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Old 07-15-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
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Need grow light for 10 gal tank.

Hello all. I'm looking for a good light for a 10 gallon planted tank that I want to do some high lighting on,but I don't want to spend more the $80 preferably, can anyone recommend me a light that would hit the 3 watts per gallon or more so I could grow pretty much everything.

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Old 07-15-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Check out the Finnex Ray 2 and Finnex Planted+

I personally like the Planted+ better due to the red LEDs that are in it. It produces a more pleasing spectrum. But it will get you in the moderate light range. Still very capable of growing plants.

The Ray 2 has higher PAR, enough for high light on a 10g. It uses all white LEDs so colors may be a little washed out by comparison. Just be prepared for CO2 and lots of ferts if you go this route.. otherwise you'll have an algae farm with that much light.
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Check out the Finnex Ray 2 and Finnex Planted+

I personally like the Planted+ better due to the red LEDs that are in it. It produces a more pleasing spectrum. But it will get you in the moderate light range. Still very capable of growing plants.

The Ray 2 has higher PAR, enough for high light on a 10g. It uses all white LEDs so colors may be a little washed out by comparison. Just be prepared for CO2 and lots of ferts if you go this route.. otherwise you'll have an algae farm with that much light.
+1 planted plus should grow out like a champ on a 10..

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Just bought the planted+ 65 bucks on amazon. Thanks for the recommendation.

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