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Fugeray or Aquatop Nano Type-P Led for 4 g cube

I just started another tank up .Its a 4 g Aquatop cube (10x10x10) . This will be a low tech tank. Plants will be Anubias ,crypts and maybe some moss .Which of the 2 lights would be better?
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I hAve the type p and i like it for the cube.
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might need something to cut back the intensity for those lights
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What about a Fugeray-R? Should be perfect for that cube.


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i think the light's a bit strong if you use the fixture it comes with, btu i removed it and put it up higher for mine.
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I have be loving my Fugeray R on my Fluval Spec, its only been up for a week or so yet, but seems to hit the spot. The adjustable arm that comes with it allows you to put it 4"-5" or so above the tank.
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The fugeray is good for low light plants. Really nice small fixture. From experience, if you need plants with more demanding lighting I wouldnt use LEDs. Im using a fugeray on my 10 gallon and my dwarf sag died off. The plants you are planning to use would be fine tho.


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Thanks for the replies ,at moment I'm still using a Desk lamp with CFL . I'm still undecided ,but will switch to LED soon. First of all it looks much better on such a small tank and second the CFL has to much heat .
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I have the Aquatop Nano Type-P on my 5.5g tank and am very happy with it. With your tank height of 10", I think it would be perfect.

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I have been using a deep blue professional Solarflare mini led on my 12x12x12 cube and it has been great. It has a 3w 6500k led and 2 .25w blue led for night. I can't say how it compares to the lights you asked about, but it has worked great for my plants and I believe it is a little cheaper than the ones you listed (and free shipping with amazon prime).

I have read complaints of it being to much of a spot light and not covering much area but it works fine for my tank. The 2 blue night lights are pretty weak and dont do much, but I didn't care much for a night light anyways.

Here is a link to the light on amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Blue-Professional-ADB42890-Solarflare/dp/B007AA4D7O/ref=sr_1_sc_4?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1391472568&sr=1-4-spell&keywords=deep+blu+led
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Here is a pic of mine right after messing around in the tank so you can see the light going through the sediment. You can see where people get the idea of it being like a spot light with how narrow the light is at the top of the water. it spreads out nicely though and covers the entire bottom. I guess a dense plant of hardscape that reached the top towards the center could cast a large shadow, but I had no problem even after a few of the tiger lily leaves floated the top middle before I had to move it to a larger tank.




note: I have removed the mondo grass. I bought it as an impulse buy and didn't realize it is not an aquarium plant.
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