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post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 04:49 PM
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All of the fixtures OP mentioned have all the lighting necessary for a planted tank. And they're wildly efficient compared to CF T5 bulbs. It's merely a misconception, at this point, that CF is in any way superior.

They haven't been superior to LEDs in years. And most LED fixtures geared toward planted tanks contain proper reds and have for years. The last Current fixture I bought was in 2012 and it had proper reds way back then. So did Finnex and all the other rebranders. Even the cheap Beamswork rigs from fleabay had everything necessary... years ago.

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Originally Posted by mboley View Post
You can save money on lighting by going with a 36" T5 light fixture. A two bulb unit is cheap and the par, spectrum, light quality,and clarity is still superior to LEDs imo. If you have been on this site you know that most LED fixtures lack the red spectrum.


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