So I am here again, have my 29g 36x12x17 or something right around there. Maybe that last number is an 18 LOL. Either way, you get the idea. I want to do planted with fish. Just some small fish, I dont really know what right now. I do know I want to try to have a full carpet on the bottom. I really love the look.
I want to be on the high end of medium. If I had low to medium light plants, does it matter if I stray into the high light spectrum for my lighting? Also, I am trying to go no CO2, but if I had to I would learn that as well. Hoping to get by if I have to with a kit under $50. But I would like to avoid it.
I want to be able to retain my hood. I have cats, cats who I do not trust. They do not get on top of the aquarium now, but one of them I know would think about it if there was fish in it.
I was trying to find some sort of full replacement, but it has proved useless. I wanted to stay at around $100 at most, but would be willing to spend about $150 for the right item. Then I got to looking at these.
And it got me thinking. What if I gutted the light section of my current hood, and put in two of those into it? The dimensions of the light are 28.5 x 3.5 x 2.5.
Would that be overkill? I have seen a 20g lighted with one of those. Could I get by with one? Or would two be the best? I read on the LED Lighting Guide that this seems to be one of the best options. Or are there other adequate options that would allow me to retain my hood?
Please and thanks in advance for any help or thoughts.