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Old Yesterday, 10:43 PM   #1
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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!
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i would cross out the Finnex Planted plus and the fugeray if you want lowtech.


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.

-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.
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Old Today, 03:08 AM   #3
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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.
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