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Question Evolve 4 stock light adequate?

I bought one at Pestmart today they were on clearance (curse my impulsive nature)... I didn't realize it was all plastic or that the "4" gallons is more like 2.7... also wtf with their fish suggestions on the box GBR and corys, really?

Anyways I am thinking of taking it back but I want to ask:
Is the light that comes with the Evolve 4 really enough to grow live freshwater plants?
If so would it be low or medium light?
Thanks for the info.
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Definitely low light. I have crypts and anubias in mine and they are growing, but not thriving. Also I've had it for about 6 months now and the light is already starting to flicker Looking into getting a replacement light now.

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I have an Evolve 4, but I got it from a local guy here in Denver so the stock light was missing. So I decided to go with 2 x 10" Finnex FugeRay 7000k LED fixtures, and the plants are going crazy!!!! Don't mind the dying dwarf hairgrass lol, I could never keep hairgrass alive, but I'm re-scaping the entire tank tomorrow and replacing the dwarf hairgrass with Brazilian Micro Sword.

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I have an Evolve 4, but I got it from a local guy here in Denver so the stock light was missing. So I decided to go with 2 x 10" Finnex FugeRay 7000k LED fixtures, and the plants are going crazy!!!! Don't mind the dying dwarf hairgrass lol, I could never keep hairgrass alive, but I'm re-scaping the entire tank tomorrow and replacing the dwarf hairgrass with Brazilian Micro Sword.

Would that light quality as "medium" lighting for an evolve?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 08:32 PM
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definitely low light. mine is also flickering after about 1 year of minimal use (I switched the stock light for a better light and put it on a 2g betta tank)

and yes, the filter chamber rips off the actual amount of floor space you can work with.
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