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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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29 gal lowtech -- Finnex Fugeray?

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I'm in the process of starting a lowtech 29 gal (30" x 12" x 18") planted tank but I'm very new to planted tanks in general. My substrate will likely be EcoComplete. I prefer going with LED lights and I'd also like to have no C02 for this tank. My main question lies with the Finnex Fugeray -- would an 18" tall tank be too deep for the Fugeray to grow certain plants like crypts, amazon swords, bacopa, and so forth? I understand the Finnex Ray2 has much stronger light but I'm worried without C02 it'd be a horrible algaefest. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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A 30" Finnex FugeRay should give you around 30 micromols of PAR, plenty for growing the three plants you mentioned, plus quite a few more. If you also use DIY CO2 you will be amazed by how much better those plants will grow.

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Fantastic! Thanks!
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