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Looking for a fixture for my 46g bowfront. I have eco complete and ada aquasoil amazonia as substrate and looking to do a low tech medium planted tank.

I've got no experience with either of these brands so I'm looking for some feedback. Let me know what you guys are using and if you like/dislike these particular fixtures.

Let me know what you guys think.

Here's a pic if it helps visualize. :)
 

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This is just a guess, but I'd think thanks to the height of your tank, you could get away with a planted+ and still be in a nice medium range. I've read very good things about the color of the planted+, and so if that works it's what I'd go with.
 

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glad you posted this... i am interested in the exact same two fixtures.
i have a 125 gallon 6 foot long, about the same depth. so i am very interested in the comparison and recommendations of one or the other...
the current led+ is really neat but may be annoying as it has no timer that i know of. my local store has one and i am going to toy with it today.
i currently run a timer for my lights and will never go back to not using one:icon_neut

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I was just coming here to post this same thing. I have been doing research the last 4 days trying to gather a ton of info/reviews on both lights. I have a 60" long 75 gallon that is 24" deep. I'm not finding any good options for this depth tank. I do have a quad T5 HO now but it's huge and I can't easily get into the top of the tank. Please keep the info coming on these lights!
 

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I personally own a Sat+ and to me, after seeing both now...The colors are better on the Sat+ IMO anyways. If you're going to be low light planted tank/lo-tech though, either would work. If you wanted plants that have more color and high light needs/co2 injection, I wouldn't recommend either of these alone. I would go with a different fixture, or buy two of them, or even mix match.

I'm assuming your tank is 22in deepish. With substrate I'm imagining 19in(ish). That's really deep for either of those fixtures to reach on their own.
 

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My bowfront is 20 inches deep. 3 inches of sand bed... 17 inches plus I kinda wanted to suspend it... crud.

So I might be looking at the Planted + and the Ultra slim? Or maybe just two planted ++?

Any other feeback? Who has these lights?!
 

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Understood. I think for now I'll start out with one. Keep it simple while I don't know what I'm doing (KISS principle) and either upgrade or get another fixture later on along with some additional equipment (CO2, ferts, etc).
 

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Two would def be recommended. Especially if you're trying to suspend them. I feel like there's better options out there, but at a different, more expensive, price point.
Be ware 2 planted plus put off a good amount of light. I have 2 on my 48.8 mr aqua tank and with both on with 4" of substrate I am getting high end of med light. So,once I stopped injecting co2 and dosing fertz, algae explode on my moss. Had to cut down to one light.
 
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