I'm debating on a couple different light set-ups for my fluval spec v. I'm currently using the stock light, but want to upgrade to something that will allow my more light-hungry plants to thrive.
Currently have a mix of plants, including frogbit, sunset hygro, hygro difformis (sp?), red tiger lily, spotted italian hair grass, purple camboda (sp?), and a type of ludwiga that's kinda red/purply.
Tank is 5.6g, about 17 1/4" long and 6 1/2" wide.
What I'm looking at:
(I like this one because it clamps on the back and I can move it out of the way to do water changes and such w/o losing light... BUT it's only 12" long... )
(this one is the longest of all my choices, so I'll get full coverage, but I'd have to move it every time I wanted access to the tank...)
Eheim 7W LED Fixture
(I love that this one is adjustable, but it's radius (30cm x 30cm) means that my corners won't get that much light?)
Archaea 36w compact light
(I like it's flexibility and higher wattage, but didn't really want to have to do the bulb bit if I didn't have to)
Your thoughts? Or alternative suggestions? I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible, so can't really go above $90. Was hoping more for the $50-$60 range....
Thank you SOOOOOOOO much for any help!