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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Need a good LED light

Hi, I just got a new GLA aquarium that sizes approx. 15 x 9 x 11in. I'm trying to look for a LED lighting that could grow HC and DHG. I'm not sure how to determine High lighting with LED's.

An article and some tips would be much appreciated. Also, if you have a suggestion for a fixture, throw it at me. I'm open to options. Thanks.
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A friend suggested this fixture. Would this be good enough ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Clamp-1W...item43b4349aec
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Can't go wrong with a Finnex Fugeray, or a Ray2 if you are doing co2. Both of the tanks in my signature have Fugerays
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Ps: for articles read the sticky at the top of the forum
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Can't go wrong with a Finnex Fugeray, or a Ray2 if you are doing co2. Both of the tanks in my signature have Fugerays
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I have a 16" fugeray on a tank of about that size. It grows HC fairly well, but I think it's on the low side of optimal. My setup doesn't have a lot of potential for raising an overly bright light, so I'm happy with my choice but I suspect that the Ray2 would work better as an HC growing machine.
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HC needs more CO2 before it needs more light to grow really nice.
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Thanks for the help everyone !
I'm looking up the Fugeray atm.

I AM going to dose co2. I'm headed to get the ISTA 88g co2 kit as we speak haha. I will also be dosing excel so my co2 should be good.
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Ps: for articles read the sticky at the top of the forum
Thank you. Gonna give them a look soon.
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