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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2016, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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High PAR Fixture for 8" Depth?

Looking for a light capable of growing HC Cuba in a rather small tank. Any suggestions that aren't a $100 12" finnex?

Tank is in dry start mode right now, substrate level to top of the tank is around 8-8.5"

The tank is 14" long.


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Obviously, you asked for other than a Finnex, but I don't see any Finnex fixtures for your tank size that are $100. What Finnex are you talking about?

12" Planted+: $50, 16": $67
12" StingRay: $31, 16": $42
12" FugeRay: $44, 24": $70
18" Ray2: $84
20" Planted 24/7: $81
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I apparently thought they were priced a bit higher. Would a single planted+ be sufficient for hc at this depth?
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Absolutely, at 8 inches I think you'd be over 60 PAR which is plenty. You'll have Co2 and dosing I assume. HC grows fine at even 30 PAR.
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Ecoxotic E-Series is really nice in my opinion. I have used one on a 10 gallon tank and had it dimmed.


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