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Old 02-04-2018, 05:26 PM   #1
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Current USA Freshwater LED Light good enough for 36 gallon tank?

So I currently have a 36 gallon bowfront freshwater aquarium with a Current USA Freshwater LED light on top. I am reading online that while itís a serviceable light, if youíre looking to help with plant growth. This isnít the best light.

So my question is my current light sufficient or should I invest in the Current USA Freshwater LED Light PLUS and get that extra power?

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Old 02-04-2018, 06:28 PM   #2
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Is your tank 21" tall?

The satellite won't be able to grow anything really, the satellite plus could maybe at best support some anubias, java fern/moss, running them both together could possibly grow most "low light" plants, but you will be limited still.

Have a look into Beamswork DA FSPEC lights as well, good cheap LED lights that can grow plants no problem.

The issue here is the 21" of water you need to penetrate.... takes quite a bit of power for that.
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I have a beamswork on my 36 bowfront and it grows my plants fine, I have Java fern, green cabomba, and hornwort. The cabomba grows like crazy
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Is your tank 21" tall?

The satellite won't be able to grow anything really, the satellite plus could maybe at best support some anubias, java fern/moss, running them both together could possibly grow most "low light" plants, but you will be limited still.

Have a look into Beamswork DA FSPEC lights as well, good cheap LED lights that can grow plants no problem.

The issue here is the 21" of water you need to penetrate.... takes quite a bit of power for that.


Yes itís 21 inches in height but thereís about 1.5/2 inches of gravel.

So the beams work is better for plant growing??
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Yes itís 21 inches in height but thereís about 1.5/2 inches of gravel.

So the beams work is better for plant growing??
Yes, the beamswork is better for plant growth
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