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I'm setting up a 6ft, 210g fresh water tank that will have live plants. I'm wondering what types people are using and havingn sucess with.

I'm concidering using the cheap China made ones that are a rectangle. I have 1 on my planted co2 tank. I. Thinking I'd like to try better ones but I like how mine has built in timer.

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I have a 10k beamswork on my cichlid tank and I find it really brings out the blues in my fish
 

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Some good suggestions. I just want to see what others are using because it's so hard to buy online. I'm curious on how that light works for you hi revs. I'll try to post a pic of the fixture I currently own.
 

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I use 3 beamworks fixtures on my 80 gal planted. They are the 48" x 54 x 1watt 5400k units and the tank is 20" deep I feel it's a perfect amount of light, 2 was to dim and I think 4 would be too bright.
 

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Here is the one on my planted tank. The pros are is it has a timer and only 1 cord. Its full spectrum and grows plants good in my co2 tank. The cons are I can figure out the moon lights. The digital display sometimes goes wonky. I few led are already burnt out after 1.5 years. Plant Audio equipment Electronic instrument Gas Gadget
Automotive lighting Blue Purple Headlamp Rectangle

Electronic instrument Gadget Audio equipment Office supplies Bumper
 

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The other issue is trying to find 3 more of them. I have found them online. Paul's in Surrey was selling them before and in a larger size.
 

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Ya that's my Hygro. Grows purple flowers too. I have to cut it back all the time. It basically is hydroponics. King eds front display tank a few years back was setup similar. That's where I got the idea. It's been growing for 4 years lol
 

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I stopped in a king eds the other day and liked the less they have on the front planted tank. I was told it's made by aquaillumination. It's has blue tooth and has timers and full color control. I'm looking into these lights as they seem like a nice option. $350
 

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My 72" Beamswork came in today. (Fast shipping from the ebay link i posted earlier)

Snapped a quick cell phone pic. All the lights in the room was turned off.
Good initial impression so far for the price. Nice shimmer effect in person.
The light output is actually brighter in person than in the pic. But not overly bright on the bottom, which is what i wanted for the bottom dwellers anyways. Although definitely not bright enough to grow any decent light-needing plants.

Comparing this to my 72" Coralife CF fixture (4x34" bulbs), i like this more as it looks more natural. The CF was just bright bright throughout the tank. Im sure the Beamswork put my turtle/fish much at ease.

 
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