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    What’s the best bang for the buck light now?

    Hi guys I’ve been out of the hobby for the past couple of years and need some recommendations on what brand of light fixtures. The last light fixture I bought was a Finnex Ray 2 from a group buy here. My setup will be a regular 20 gallon long 30” I believe. Will have crypts and dwarf hair grass.
    Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
    Hi guys I’ve been out of the hobby for the past couple of years and need some advice/ opinions on what brand of light fixtures. The last light fixture I bought was a Finnex Ray 2 from a group buy here. My setup will be a regular 20 gallon long 30” I believe. Will have crypts and dwarf hair grass.
    Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
    If your looking for similar to the ray2, try out the Chihiros A Series. I still love my Fugeray Planted Plus for midtech and low tech

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    More Tanks!

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    Chihiros, da f spec or off brand like nicrew/coodia.
    THE CAKE IS A LIE!

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    Chihiros are pretty sweet, but i have been really impressed with the wifi fluval planted 3.0. I don't own it yet, but it has an amazing warranty and review base.

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    I have a nicrew and its growing a carpet on my 10g

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCas View Post
    I have a nicrew and its growing a carpet on my 10g

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    I second this, i have 2 over my 12 g and i dont dose (aside from excel) or co2,

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    I'm running a 20" Finnex Stingray on my 10g Walmtad-Inspired tank. lights it up well and plants are loving' it! They make sizes of it, and relatively cheap; you can run two of them if you need more light at their price point.

    Edit: just saw the price eon amazon, nvm on getting two lol. I that point I'd jump on a Nicrew light setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    Chihiros are pretty sweet, but i have been really impressed with the wifi fluval planted 3.0. I don't own it yet, but it has an amazing warranty and review base.
    Fully agree - I'd say if Aesthetics are a top priority, go with Chihiros. If you're looking for more control, and a better color spectrum, go with the 3.0. I just wish the 3.0 had more of the "ADA" look.

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