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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-10-2015, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting suggestions

I just set up a spec v with 5lb co2 tank .....I am currently running 2 13w fluval CF...want to upgrade to led's but not sure what fixture will give me enough PAR to achieve optimal co2 usage.
All suggestions are welcome..Thank You

Bump: I would like to try to grow a carpet so I need high lighting...the finnex looks reallt good on the tank but I am concerned about having enough PAR at the substrate level
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I would think that would be enough light to grow most foregrounds (what you currently have), what plants specifically are you wanting to do? I have also been looking at lighting options for an 10g or 20g L and am leaning towards Finnex Ray II or Fugeray Planted+...

I think there are 16 inch models available of both, lots of people mentioned Ray II being overkill but still have more looking around to do. Am hoping to have a nice carpet as well. Been out of the hobby for a while there seems to be a lot more to choose from for foreground plants nowadays!
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I am loving the Current USA LED+ freshwater for my spec V. IIRC with it turned all the way up people are measuring ~30 PAR at the substrate I think. Looks like a stock option with how it fits over the plastic tank cover.

If you wanted more light you could go for the Pro version for a little bit more $ and get supposedly double or more the light output of the LED+.
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