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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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a good new light?

i am looking for a new light for my 25 gallon fish tank 24 inches and around 100$ the one i have now is only 28 watts and isnt to good so if you know of a good one let me know
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This is only twenty watts will it grow the plants well still?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 11:48 PM
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This is only twenty watts will it grow the plants well still?
In case you haven't heard watts isn't a particularly useful measure, PAR is instead. Look in the Lighting specific subforum for more info why watts is antiquated and what PAR means.
Ckeck this out. http://buildmyled.com/custom-led-strip/
By building your own you can accomplish two things. 1 excellant PAR, 2 excellent color rendering index. Looky here. Specifically post 21. New Lighting for a 150 gallon- 6 ft open top tank.-UPDATED! GROWTH PICS!
There are photos of this lighting in use by a member here in that thread
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It's not so much about watts as how much usable energy is delivered to the plants. If you look up PAR and read some stickies in the Lighting part of the forum you will find a ton of info and discussions on the subject.

Many people on TPT use Finnex LED lights with great results - if you search the forum you will find a lot of pictures and testimonials. Good light and a good company.

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thanks the one i was looking at before was this http://www.aquatraders.com/24-inch-4...re-p/52303.htm or this http://www.aquatraders.com/24-inch-4...re-p/52323.htm i wasnt sure if they were good or were for just reef aquariums
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i was looking at ray 2 and it looks like a good light and good for the plants what do you guys think
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