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Old 03-19-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Finnex for a 20 High?


Hey guys, Im revamping my 20 gallon planted tank and had a question on lighting. I have two T5's in there now and I kind of want LED's. I use excel but don't dose with CO2. I wasn't sure what type of LED to get, I don't want to much algae! Thanks,
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:39 AM   #2
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I have the 24" Current Satellite+ on my 20 high low tech. Perfect amount of lighting, no algae issues.

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Old 03-20-2014, 01:43 AM   #3
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I have the Planted + on my 20 tall. Love it. You shouldn't have trouble with algae as long as you control the photo period.
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I have the 24" Current Satellite+ on my 20 high low tech. Perfect amount of lighting, no algae issues.

That looks fantastic, thanks for the advice. Is the Current satellite the same light as the "planted +"
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
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I have a 24" monsterray on one 20g High, and a 24" planted+ on another.

The planted+ is noticibly brighter but not to a point where co2 is required.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:48 PM   #6
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That looks fantastic, thanks for the advice. Is the Current satellite the same light as the "planted +"
Thanks! You can see how slim it is. The
Current Satellite+ Current Satellite+
is different than the
Finnex Planted+ Finnex Planted+
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:48 AM   #7
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Thanks so much for the links, it's greatly appreciated. I feel like i'm hi-jacking my own thread but if I were to get the fluval pressurized CO2 kit would I than be better off with the Finnex +? Sorry for the noob questions, just want to make sure i don't buy the wrong light. Thanks,
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:34 AM   #8
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I have two finnex planted plus' They are much brighter than the bulky coralife t5s I had.
Coralife Dual T5HO

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Yeah I think i'll go with the planted +. Thanks for the help,
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