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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-01-2015, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Finnex aquarium + light set

So, once again, still looking around, and I happened upon this:
http://www.aquavibrant.com/aquariums...-5-gallon.html

So my questions are these:
1) I haven't been able to find many reviews of Finnex aquariums anywhere. Has anyone here used these?
2) This set gives 2 options with the light. Marine LED and Planted+ LED. Obviously I would want the Planted+, but would that not be considered "high" lighting for this tank?

I'm just getting back into the hobby again and there have been so many advancements that they are kind of confusing. Maybe someone can show me where I can see a chart or something to be able to determine on my own how much light is low, moderate, and high?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 07:31 PM
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I bought this tank a few weeks ago. The tank is just OK - one of the glass panels on mine isn't set good and is 1/8" inwards at the top. None of the panels are perfect, nothing is completely "flush" on the edges. Mine also has a small scratch/dent on the same spot on all four sides. It's not perfect but it's not horrible either ... it holds water and is low iron. If you're a perfectionist you may want to look elsewhere. I think Finnex needs to improve there manufacturing process in my opinion for their tanks.

I got mine form aquavibrant as well as the lid is a nice bonus - no complaints there.

The light is awesome 5/5 stars.

This is considered a "medium" light by the majority. Some may say "high". I have no CO2 and just dose Excel daily (just under 1ML). No algae problems, water is crystal clear. Without Excel you will have algae galore though.

Maybe mine was just a bad apple, however I didn't want to deal with returning it as I had everything ready to go when it arrived. It looks good, no one will notice the imperfections except me. The tank get's a 3/5 stars and the light gets a 5/5 stars - overall 3.5/5 stars. Would I buy another one if I wanted another cube? Maybe, or just buy the light separate and get a Mr. Aqua cube.
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