Satellite + or Finnex Fugeray or Finnex Fugeray Planted +?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Low Tech Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Yesterday, 10:43 PM   #1
Newtofish
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 8
Question

Satellite + or Finnex Fugeray or Finnex Fugeray Planted +?


Hello all,

I am brand new to fish and aquatic plant keeping. I have a 15 gallon (23L x 12W X 14 1/3H) with plastic plants. Would like to get some real plants in there but after doing much, much, much (did I say much!) online research, I have decided to stay low-tech on this one. I could do Excel, Fert tabs or light dosing. Choosing a light has been quite difficult. At first I was leaning toward aT5NO but now I am more in the LED camp. My final choices are the Current Sat + (leaning toward this for the awsome lighting effects!), Finnex Fugeray or Finnex Planted +. Which one do you guys think would be a better choice? Or should I go back to looking at T5's?
Thank you for any thoughts on this!
Newtofish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Today, 12:01 AM   #2
Izzy-
Planted Member
 
Izzy-'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 207
Default

i would cross out the Finnex Planted plus and the fugeray if you want lowtech.

Sooo,

If you have the money, go for the satellite plus. The remote and the effects are pretty cool, but you'll most likely get bored of it after a while and just use the remote to turn it on and off lol. For a 15 gallon that would give you medium light at full , but you can also dim the lights and make it perfect for a lowtech setup. Then if you want to upgrade to medium light you can simply higher the brightness.

If you don't really care for the effects, don't care about the remote, i would go for the finnex stingray. It's just as good, puts off about the same light, but much less expensive. And would work well for a medium tech.

TL;DR
-i would recommend the Sat+ if you have the money
-Finnex stingray if you want a cheaper alternative
-Finnex Fugeray and fugeray planted plus would put out too much light for a lowtech.
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt #169

N+1=T
N=The number of tanks you currently own.
T=The correct number of tanks you should own.
Izzy- is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old Today, 03:08 AM   #3
Newtofish
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks for your reply Izzy. I forgot about the Stingray. It looks like it has about the same PAR as the Satellite +, maybe a little less? But it is less expensive.... Okay, I'll have to look at that one.
Newtofish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012