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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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CO2 with Led lights

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Im relatively new to planted tanks but have had reef tanks for a few years, i was wondering if using 2 Finnex Fugeray 12 inch would be enough to warrant the use of CO2? the tank is a 12 by 12 by 12 cube and i was planning on using a custom paintball set up for the Co2, thank you
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I'm not familiar with led setups but co2 is always going to help even with lower light.
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okay perfect thank you, this is the light if anyone wants to check it out for me, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3E5ELDKVG03PY
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Absolutely. The PAR data suggests a single light will provide good low light. Put 2 together and you're into medium/high light and will definitely need CO2. I'm no expert by any means, but my guess would be the experts would tell you a single light with CO2 would be a good start, and you can you grow many plants with that setup. Adding a second light could get tricky, cause algae, etc... if you're not dialed in on the CO2/ferts. My opinion, start with a single light and go from there. You can always order another!

BTW, for the money, there is probably a more cost effective single light fixture out there if you really want medium/high light. However, if you want LEDs, the Finnex are the way to go IMO. I have the Finnex Ray 2 over a 20H and love it.
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anyone have some recommendations for lights for a 12 inch cube that will look clean and be less than 12 inches long, thanks!
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This one should work very well, especially if it is hanging about 6 inches above the top of the tank. http://greenleafaquariums.com/led-aq...-mini-400.html

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that alittle expensive for me, any other lights that would allow me to keep HC at the bottom of a 12 by 12 by 12 cube?
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