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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I need some Suggestions Please

Hello,

I am working on my first planted tank. Its 10g with amazon sword, dwarf sage, jun val. I have a light deficiency and I do not know what to do for a light. I have read a lot of conflicting things. I am looking for some clear advice or suggestions as to what light system to get. I need to get it saturday or my plants aren't going to make it much longer. Any helpful advice or suggestions is appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 12:58 AM
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Keeping life simple - Finnex Planted+. Solid light, nice color, reasonable price. I'm happy with mine, and you'll be happy with yours.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks! Ill look into it.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Is one bar sufficient or is two better?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 10:42 PM
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A standard 10 gallon tank is so narrow, front to back, that a single strip of light down the middle will light it very well. Finnex Fugeray lights would do that exceptionally well.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Ok sweet! None of the pet and aquarium stores have any so I will be ordering one off their site.
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Ok sweet! None of the pet and aquarium stores have any so I will be ordering one off their site.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 11:32 PM
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I have two 10 g tanks. I use regular fluorescent bulbs (for kitchen) sold at Wallmart. All plants grow very well. Partial light from window is adding some extra. I also have one 10 g equipped with very old canopy designed for two incandescent aquarium bulbs. Instead, I use two of modern fluorescent ones, producing a lot of light. Java moss and Crypts love it. Only Otos in this tank. They help to keep algae in control.
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