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I know there's a lot of info on here and I've been attempting to go through it all, so sorry if this is a redundant post.

I have a 29g (about 18" high) with co2 and adding co2 needy plants. What would the best lighting be to get the par needed for the bottom?

Currently have a Beamworks DA FSPEC ok there. It's bright and all but I know that doesn't really tell the story. Is this suitable or should I douvle up on it? Was also looking at the fluval plant 3.0. Any suggestions is super appreciated! Thanks.

Edit: looking to not spend hundred upon hundreds but I'm still open to all suggestions. The fluval 3.0 is about $130 and that's, IDEALLY, the most I'd prefer to spend.
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Would be best to give an idea of the allowable budget for the light.
The "Best" light is relative to the amount you are willing to spend.


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Would be best to give an idea of the allowable budget for the light.
The "Best" light is relative to the amount you are willing to spend.
I edited the post and added budget. Thanks. I'd prefer to spent the least possible but I know you gotta pay to play. The fluval light is about 130 which is ideally max I'd like to spend. Open to suggestions of any type tho.
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Tanks probably 30" x 12" x18"..

Hardest thing is finding a light that's not a stretched 24"...
nothing wrong w/ IF you want to double up on the Beamswork.
Think 2 is way more than enough light though..
One should push about 50PAR at the substrate.
https://www.amazon.com/Beamswork-FSP...98851628&psc=1

Only $50 addition though you need to like the tone.
Maybe a 6500K version.
See this:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1...-pur-data.html

Fancier is the Fluval.. but again..stretched 24". Not as strong as the 30" Beamswork.

Alternative:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GH9HSC6...light4-20&th=1

or 24/7 cc

or this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Q86BL1...075Q77G15&th=1

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Thanks @jeffkrol. I suppose sticking with the beamswork I have works. It's 10k which is ok. Perhaps I should have went with the 6500k model but I don't think it looks bad.

From what I gather 50par at the bottom is plenty to grow with co2. Hopefully! Thanks again.
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