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75 gallon Discus planted- Which LEDs?

want a low tech tank, half planted, and a beach of sand. Stocking with discus, cardinal tetras, corys or dwarf loaches, ottos, bristlenose pleco, amano shrimp.

Tank is standard dimensions 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 3/8 with glass tops on.

36" Finnex Ray II Ultra Slim LED DS - Dual 7000k $145

or

48" Finnex FugeRay Ultra Slim LED Fixture $135

or I currently have

48" double regular t5 with moonlight leds (may need to change bulbs, which ones would you reccomend)
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will 2 T5 bulbs work on 75g for low tech?
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will 2 T5 bulbs work on 75g for low tech?
Yes, they should - however, are they NO or HO, though ?
That can make a significant difference.

I have 2 X 39 w T5 HO bulbs on my 75 gal planted discus tank, and they do a super job - have a look:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ul/lolliblues2
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Yes, they should - however, are they NO or HO, though ?
That can make a significant difference.

I have 2 X 39 w T5 HO bulbs on my 75 gal planted discus tank, and they do a super job - have a look:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ul/lolliblues2
I have T5HO but I still think NO would be fine
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they are t5NO

I went with NO, because I do not want algae. I am going low tech


Do you guys does co2 with your T5ho fixtures in your 75?
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I don't - and have never had any real problem with algae.

However, as Crob mentioned, your T5 NO should be fine too. Lower light in a discus tank is not a bad idea, and it's still ok for low-tech as well.
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