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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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12G Nano Cube, Standard or Deluxe?

I'm trying to decide between a 12-Gallon Nano Cube Standard and Deluxe aquarium. The main difference, aside from the price, appears to be the lighting. The Standard comes with 24 watts of 50/50* lighting and the Deluxe comes with 48 watts.

Which is best for a planted freshwater aquarium?

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* The 50/50 is half 10000K daylight and half 7100K Actinic Blue
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depends on plants you wanna keep... 5050 isn't needed for plants
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I wasn't concerned about the 50/50 lights. I was more concerned about the wattage. The standard is 24 watts or 2 watts per gallon. The deluxe is 48 watts or 4 watts per gallon. Which is better for easy to moderate to grow aquarium plants?
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Well basically you will be somewhat limited with the 24 watts, but not at all liimited with the 48. As long their are two switches I would go with the deluxe.
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