Lighting choice for 10 gal long
It's been about 10 years since I've keep a tank and the last stint was less than a year.
Tank specs: 10 gallon rimless, 36" long, 7" from the substrate to the top of water column and another 1.5" to the top of the tank.
Plants: Nothing in it, but trying to grow a Monte Carlo carpet; once successful, plan to replace with glossostigma
Want to stay under $100 and narrowed down to Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC (https://www.finnex.net/planted-hlc
) vs Finnex Stingray 2 (https://www.finnex.net/stingray-v2
) vs Hygger 25W (Hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank
There's a bit of a price range, I know. If #1 criteria is effectiveness at growing the carpet with close #2 is ease of use and #3 design, which would be best?
All opinions welcome. Thank you for looking.