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Old 03-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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92 gal corner tank lighting ?


Hi all
I want to redo my 92 gallon corner tank to a planted tank.
I have a pressurized co2 system ready to go.
I was thinking of a medium light tank.
The plants i'm thinking about are
-driftwood with java fern,moss of some type and anubius
-Cryptocoryne Balansae for the background
-Cryptocoryne Parva for the foreground or some kind of dwarf sword
Other medium light plant suggestions ?

What kind of lighting do I need to make this work ?

I see on here that T5 HO seems the way to go but is there any led fixtures that would do the trick ?
I see some threads on the Finnex Ray 2
I saw on the internet Marinelands new planted led and Fluvals new led strip light
Also read some stuff on Truelumen pro led

Any thoughts on this ?
I am ready to purchase lights but not sure what to buy
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Here is one way to light this tank:
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Thx Hoppy for the lighting reply
and with a diagram (wicked!!!!)

That is the way i'm gonna go but for the heck of it what do you think of these.
Fluval Aqualife & Plant Full Spectrum Performance LED Strip Light

I was just at my lfs and they just got them in and their plant expert thought they were the Jam.
Spec says the 36" has 504 led's and the 24" has 312 led's
I'm kind of a sucker for the new techy stuff but if the t5 ho's are going to do a better job I will stick with them.

Thx again
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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Here's what I'm doing with my 54 gallon corner tank. You might have to become a forum member to view the graphics. Just lengthen the fixtures to Hoppy's specs. You could submit a request on the forum to get a par graph, but I suspect the lighting would be higher than 35 par.

http://forum.buildmyled.com/index.ph...orner-tank.28/
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:58 AM   #5
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With a planted tank the goal is not to get more light, but to get light that is in the range where you can best hope to have good plant growth, with few algae attacks. Once you get up near 100 in PAR you are almost certain to spend most of your hobby time battling algae instead of growing plants. But, some people win that battle.
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Thanks very much for the replies guys
I am starting to lean towards a high light tank now so I will do some more reading on this awesome sight and educate myself better.
Hoppy you are Planted Jedi Master fo sho
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