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Schuber Wright is also an option a nice deal on amazon with a fugeray.

Shipping is always pricey with ADA
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Schuber Wright is also an option a nice deal on amazon with a fugeray.

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AGREED. But there aren't that many reviews on Schuber Wright so I don't want to buy junk, cash is tight when you're a student.

I'm going to grow DHG, HC, Ludwigia, Moss and some Wisteria

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If you are considering a Finnex light I'd encourage you to look at the schuber wright tank combos on [Ebay Link Removed] aquavibrant has them listed cheaper there.

I have a 4g low iron schuber wright tank and I love it. I keep saying I'll get another (bigger) but I haven't found the space in my house for it yet It's either going to be the 9gal SW or the 17.4g Mr Aqua - I just have to decide, and figure out where to put it.
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Marinedepot has Mr. Aqua tanks. That's where I got my 3g bowfront for around 30 bucks. I went with Mr. Aqua because I didn't like the base of the JBJ picos.
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Re: ADA tanks vs Mr Aqua

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If you don't care for the Ray2 check out the Fluval Power Compact Fixture. Or the Ecoxotic Freshwater Kit.
Careful with the Fluval PC fixture, i believe it only accepts fluval bulbs
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AGREED. But there aren't that many reviews on Schuber Wright so I don't want to buy junk, cash is tight when you're a student.

I'm going to grow DHG, HC, Ludwigia, Moss and some Wisteria
Haha Schuber wright tank are nicer than mr aqua tanks because they are low iron .Imo they are great tanks for the price.

I'll post some pics of my setup when I get home to my computer...
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AGREED. But there aren't that many reviews on Schuber Wright so I don't want to buy junk, cash is tight when you're a student.

I'm going to grow DHG, HC, Ludwigia, Moss and some Wisteria
I'm a student myself. I went with the schuber wright setup with the fugeray and I'm pretty happy. I also have a Mr. Aqua 12 long as well as other rimless tanks.

I have to say I can barely tell the difference between my low iron ones and non low iron ones. It's mostly about keeping those water stains off the front of the glass for me
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Other than the shipping, this is not a bad deal...

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I'm deciding between the ADA Mini L and the Schuber Wright 9,
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I would get a kit but unfortunately none come with the Ray 2.

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Mini L no longer exists. Cad lights zen series looks nice, and is cheap, too.

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Mini L no longer exists. Cad lights zen series looks nice, and is cheap, too.
What are you cereal. I just saw it on the ADG shop. http://www.adgshop.com/ProductDetail...0-862&CartID=1
It even says in stock.

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Do!Aqua tanks are very nice, the glass is not as clear, but still not green glass, it is bluish clear from the examples I have seen. Then it is LIG or not LIG. I like LIG myself.

The next size closest to the Mini L, is the 45-P. $99.

The Mini M is a classic size , lots of ADA support products. You can use the Mini Lily Pipes, Mini Diffuser etc, where on the 45-P they recommend the larger size glassware.
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Finnex LED is very very bright and suitable for that tank size. I would say it is better than the Arhaea 27W fluorescent light.

Glass cover is not necessary unless you want to keep your fish from jumping.
I disagree. I had better results with the Archea (I tried both lights) on my Mini M. With the Ray I it just wasn't enough light. The Ray II had some improvement (the HC grew slowly and it wasn't compact compared to the growth I had with the Archea) but still wasn't satisfactory.
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If I'm not mistaken the Finnex Ray2 got an upgrade in both wattage per LED and LED/foot of fixture from the Ray.
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So now people are telling me that Finnex is junk and that the Mini L is discontinued. What to do???

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