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Edit: BOUGHT THE FINNEX PLANTED+ 24/7, thank you!

So TrueLumen's website recommends 2 of their 8k lights for a 10 gallon planted tank, but just can't seem to find any 12" 8k's on Amazon. (I have Prime and am impatient ;) )
Would there be a problem with me using the 12k's instead?
This is my tank btw


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Any of those will work, the Marineland may be too much light for your set-up because it isnt dimmable (I dont think, could be wrong) Plus the color rendition isnt going to be the best.

Ecozotic are supposed to be nice.

Instead of the Fugeray I'd go with the newer 24/7 version - Amazon.com : Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED, Controller, 30 Inch : Pet Supplies

A Finnex Stingray would be a cheaper option w/o all the bells and whistles. Good light that shouldn't be too bright.

Would prefer the 24/7 because it's dimmable. Those 2 anubias are not going to need much light....at all :)
 

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So TrueLumen's website recommends 2 of their 8k lights for a 10 gallon planted tank, but just can't seem to find any 12" 8k's on Amazon. (I have Prime and am impatient ;) )
Would there be a problem with me using the 12k's instead?
This is my tank btw


Thanks!

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What are the tank dimensions? Looks like a cube from the photo..
consider one or 2 of these:

The ecoxotic is a good choice if not a cube..
Be aware it is "discontinued" from the manuf..
Amazon.com : Beamworks EA Series 0.50W 6500K LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant (18" - EA50 6500K) : Pet Supplies
 

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Any of those will work, the Marineland may be too much light for your set-up because it isnt dimmable (I dont think, could be wrong) Plus the color rendition isnt going to be the best.

Ecozotic are supposed to be nice.

Instead of the Fugeray I'd go with the newer 24/7 version - Amazon.com : Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED, Controller, 30 Inch : Pet Supplies

A Finnex Stingray would be a cheaper option w/o all the bells and whistles. Good light that shouldn't be too bright.

Would prefer the 24/7 because it's dimmable. Those 2 anubias are not going to need much light....at all :)
I've got one Anubias, one Melon Sword and I'm going to be planting Dwarf Hairgrass.
I also have a mystery plant, which is this one:

I cut those growths off of it because I'm going to plant them separately.

Are all of those low light plants?

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Mystery plant is some kind of sword. Those and the dhg are going to need a bit more light than anubias.

Eco or 24/7 would be the best choices, dimmable and you can adjust the color.

Stingray or beamswork if the budget is tight. Stingray will have better color because it has some red and blues in it. Talking mainly about looks, either will grow plants just fine.
 
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