Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eaton Rapids, Mi, USA
Aqueon Evolve 8 - Lighting Options
So, i am examining some options in regards to upgrading my lights, and wanted to make sure that i am understanding things correctly.
my tank is 12X12X9. i have 2.5-3 inches of substrate in there, so i am figuring around 9-10 inches from the top to substrate. given that most of the "legs" for these lights are an inch or so, i'm think that 12" to substrate is probably a good middle ground assumption
I am currently looking at:
Finnex fugeray 12"
12" fixture: 62 PAR @ 6", 25 PAR @ 12", 13 PAR @ 18"
I like the form factor of this light, but the PAR at substrate is only 25, which is if i am understanding properly low/medium light.
I also saw last night:
coralife 12" t-5
this one has a pair of bulbs, the stock one claims 6 watts each, but the box at the LFS says 2/24w on it.
i have not had any luck finding PAR data for it on here or by google, but i could have just missed it.
anyone have the second light? I would like to be solidly in medium territory on this tank and i like the idea that (possibly) the t-5 fixture might accept 12w or 24w bulbs (i need to re-examine the box to get electrical specifics, or to see if the packaging is just being very optimistic)