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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Chadmanfoo
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Lighting Advice 6' long x 2' deep

Hi All

I am looking to upgrade my 3' to a 6' but am struggling to find LED lights to fit this length.

I am currently running a Finnex 24/7 and a Cheaper White/Blue LED strip, and am injecting pressurized Co2 on my 3' and get pretty good growth on everything except the dwarf grass carpet.

I would ideally like lighting which would fit a 6' length and would reach a depth of 24" to grow, at the very least, dwarf hair grass (although a setup that could grow HC would be preferable).

Is LED still the best option for a tank of this size? I am open to the idea of Metal Halide if this would be a better idea, but having a closed, raised, oak hood, ventilation could be an issue unless i install fans to blow the heat out the open back.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I want to get everything priced up before I pull the trigger and would like to get everything right on the first try to save pointless expense.
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