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Light for 20 long

Does anyone have a good light for a planted 20 long?

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After much reading here I suggested a Finnex Stingray to my son. Just saw his tank IRL and it looks terrific. Color is natural, plants are growing well and no algae. I was concerned that it might be a bit too much light and he does have about 50% of the surface covered by Brazilian pennywort. No CO2, HOB filter, I gave him pill bottles filled with NPK+M that he doses 2 pinches of one and 1 of the other 1x a week after water changes and he is growing a mystery crypt, Anubias Nana, narrow leaf java fern and mystery moss [probably java] in there.


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Well that depends. What kind of tank are you setting up

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It's a terrarium that will have plants in it

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If it's a terrarium you have alot of options. Some of the better ones would be the ray2, plantedplus, beamworks evo, dual t5, etc... higher light will usually provide better results with vivs depending on the plants. My bromeliads are sitting a couple inches away from the planted plus and they are loving it.

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If it's a terrarium you have alot of options. Some of the better ones would be the ray2, plantedplus, beamworks evo, dual t5, etc... higher light will usually provide better results with vivs depending on the plants. My bromeliads are sitting a couple inches away from the planted plus and they are loving it.

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Thanks again I'll look those up its for the tank you helped me with

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Sweet, make sure you post up some progress pics!

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Sweet, make sure you post up some progress pics!

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There the pics it's all done now just need to do a few things to the floor and that's it I have a video of the water running but I couldint upload it

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Are you not using water at all? i.e. an open air setup? Saw the mulch and assumed so, otherwise you're going to have some brown water for a long, long time.

I just ordered a Finnex 30" Planted+ 24/7, I plan to keep an updated log as I build my 20g Long tank into a hi-tech c02 planted tank. Keep us updated with how yours goes!
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It's not my tank I just built if for a friend she will be using water it's going to be a toad tank but she wants a lot of live plants and stuff

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