Current USA vs. Finnex vs. T5HO
Hi everyone! This will be my first planted tank. I'm intending to use Carib Sea Eco-Complete, along with excel and excel flourish (slowly adding any nutrients I might need to my arsenal). I have some Dwarf Hairgrass that i'm going to try and carpet which is sitting in my tank right now waiting for its new lights and substrate. My biggest concern is my lighting. So much information! I swear my head might explode! My goal is in the future to be able to move on to more advanced plants that are more demanding as I gain experience. I would also like my plants, with Co2 and ferts, to grow rapidly and for the tank to be heavily planted. I have a 20 gallon that is 17 inches deep and am thinking of using the 18-24 or 24-36 Satellite Freshwater LED+. So my question is, would this be an adequate set up for a heavily planted tank? Would it be capable of sustaining plants that require high lighting? Is there anything else I should be concerned with or a different light I should use? I can only afford about a hundred or so on a light, and i'm not completely opposed to T5HO lighting but would prefer LED because of the energy savings. Another option would be the Finux Ray2 Which searching here has shown is popular, but I really love the features of the Satellite. Is one going to be better than the other for what I'm hoping to achieve?