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I need a new light for the 55. Finnex HLC?

Discussion in 'Lighting, CO2, Ferts & Flow' started by Metalhead88, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Metalhead88

    Metalhead88 Fish Crazy

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    I need a new light for my 55 gallon community tank.

    I have just one piece of driftwood with some Java moss and at the moment. I plan to plant more heavily with better lighting.

    After a little bit of shopping and researching, I belive I've found the one.

    The Finnex planted plus HLC 48 inch for $105 seems to be the winner so far. Has any one used this light or have another one to recommend in this price range?

    Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48 Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S6CTR1V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jjYZDb0714BQC

    Here's what I have going on in the newly set up tank. I have much work to do still. [​IMG]

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    Hows the tank coming along? Did you replace your lighting?
     
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    Metalhead88 Fish Crazy

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    Tank is doing great, I have not replaced the lighting yet though.

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    Cool, what you decided to stock it with?
     
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    So far we have 2 Angels which I may rehome since I've found that they are best kept in groups, a nice sized school of serpae tetras, a school of corries and some rams. This was my first community setup in quite some time. I keep cichlids in my other tank.

    Aside from pulling the trigger, I've just about made up my mind on that finnex light. I'll add in a bunch of plants at that point.
     
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    Caution. Serpaes and angels in the same tank is not a recipe for peace and harmony.
     
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    That I've heard as well. The school is large enough that I may be lucky. After a month, I haven't seen a single bit of fin nipping or damaged fins on the angels.

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