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Old 04-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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Going for High Light 10g


I'm looking to spend $50 or less to make my 10g High Light. I know there is the cfl method, but are there any low price fixtures that would work aswell?

If CFL's are my only option what wattage should I get and how many?
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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10g with 3" of substrate.

finnex 12" fugeray led would be at 45 par (can grow dwarf baby tears) $35
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10g with 3" of substrate.

finnex 12" fugeray led would be at 45 par (can grow dwarf baby tears) $35
The tank is 20" long though.
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Does anyone else have a recommendation?
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am running 2x24 aquaticlife fixture nit sure if that is consudered a high light on a 10g
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You guys have to be kidding me, no one has any recommendations?

I currently have the normal dual 10g fixture, but this one says max 15watt bulbs. So this won't work for high light right?
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i belive i saw one person put 23w finnex light bilbs on that style hood only thing he did was paint the underside white and remove the reflectors snd plastic screen
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i just picked up a finnex fugeray 20" for my new 10g according to this its 43 par at 12" so add substrate and that should put you over 50 into high light was right at 50 bucks! for reference here is the par values. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=189944 also has moonlights
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:54 AM   #9
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I also use the aquatic life dual t5ho fixture. One bulb is 6500k and the other is pink roseate. I've had no problems with algae. Use CO2 paintball and Pertz.
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The Finnex Ray 2 18 inch double 7000k can reach 20 inches in width with its arms fully extended or can rest on the glass cover with the arms keeping the light from actually touching the glass. Some have even fashioned their own braces.

It is $76.49 which is more than your budget unfortunately. I believe the Ray 2 is the closest you'll get to $50 with an LED fixture and still be in the high light category. I looked long and hard myself and came to this conclusion based on Finnex's self published PAR data which seems to hold water.

Also LEDs are supposed to last much longer than fluorescent and save a bit on the electric bill.
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I think I'm just gonna to with 2 x 26watt CFLs. I already have a fixture for them so just $10 for the bulbs.
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