Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
I had a satellite+ suspended 12" from the substrate in my 8g and my HC "carpet" looked terrible. They never really grew compact and in a horizontal direction. Instead, they grew vertically and looked very stringy. Based on what I've read on here, it means that there wasn't enough light so the plant was "reaching". I gave up on the HC after it became infested with algae and, now, I'm having better luck with DHG belem. That satellite+ alone, though, wasn't close to providing adequate lighting in my 8g. I've had to add a planted+ in order to get medium-high light. Overall, it's a nice gimmicky fixture with all the bells and whistles. But to me, it doesn't provide enough lighting to grow much else besides low light plants.