So I am planning out a tank for my husband's desk. We are going to go with the Mr.Aqua 12 gallon long
(9.4 inches high, 36 inches long.. with substrate it will be about 7.4-8 inch to top of tank so pretty shallow).
I want to grow medium light plants, and will not have pressurized/diy CO2, but will dose Seachem Excel.
This will be a species tank for dwarf puffers so keeping an algae eating army of ottos, nerite snails, and shirmp would most likely end with an overpriced lunch for the puffers and dead or very damaged ottos. So trying to keep algae blooms to a minimum!
Since this is going on a desk and will have a monitor above the tank (on a shelf/rack/stand) I want to keep the lights thin/minimum profile, so no shop lamps or bulky lighting.
I've looked into LEDS but am having a hard time finding a good one that won't end up being a high light algae nightmare.The only led listed in the par thread
that's not too high light for this height is the Mareinland Doublebright, but I was interested in the Finnex line. The chart does not have data on the Finnex planted +
or.. I can't recall the other Finnex model (not the "II" types). Does anyone know if they'd be medium or high light over such a shallow tank?
What do other Mr.Aqua 12g long owners use for medium light (that doesn't require a CO2 system)?
Do you have other medium light suggestions? Please share!