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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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30 gallon Tank - 36 x 12 - Lighting Questions

I currently have a standard flourescent 62 w fixture with dual grow bulbs.

I have been looking at the newer LED fixtures from Fluval and Finnex. My girlfriend bought me a aqualife led setup prom a LFS for my tank. I have been hesitant to open it after seeing the offerings from Finnex.

A couple of questions;

1. Does it make sense to go with an led fixture over flourescent given this size tank?

2. If it does, should I install the fluval light I was given as a gift.

3. Are the offerings from Finnex a better product?

4. What size light would I be looking from at from Finnex my 30 gallon tank, they have no sizing options on their site.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 06:07 AM
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What aqualife?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 06:35 AM
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Lighting all depends on what you're trying to grow and what you plan on running with it, co2 etc..

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Both the Finnex Ray2 and Fugeray would give you high light, which I doubt that you want. High light commits you to using pressurized CO2. But, a Finnex Monster Ray would be great on that tank - good low to low medium light, and a good color spectrum for both fish and plants.

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