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LED light?

I have a new 5 gallon freshwater tank that azfishkid just set up. It's beautiful! I have a 3.02watt LED light for the plants. I have pennywort, microsword and Java fern.

Will this be enough light? I really like the sleek look of the light fixture, but I'm not sure if it's enough light for my plants.
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Sounds like an ecopico

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It's a mini-M with an Archaea 30cm LED light.
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Well I have the same light on my Mini S... we'll see, lol

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Finnex has a new small (nano or refugium sized) LED light fixture that should offer plenty of light for a tank like this if you end up needing a different light. I think it only runs like $30, IIRC.
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If the fixture doesn't work out, it'd be best to get a second of the fixture you've already got or buy something other than the Finnex fixture (it's not very powerful).

I'm using both the LED and the refugium fixtures Finnex offers under their brand and neither are useful for anything other than, well, tiny refugiums on salt tanks.


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Thanks! I'll look up the Finnex light.
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Here's an alterative to the Finnex and fluval and uses a standard bulb.

Tom Aquarium Perch light 13W $20.55


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