Planted tank lighting for a 5 gal

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Hi,
I have a 5 gal and I want to keep some plants. No co2. I already have some frogbit/duckweed at the top, but want to get some java ferns, anubias, bacopa caroliniana, and some crypts. What's a good cheap (around 30 bucks) low to medium planted tank light?
 

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Hi,
I have a 5 gal and I want to keep some plants. No co2. I already have some frogbit/duckweed at the top, but want to get some java ferns, anubias, bacopa caroliniana, and some crypts. What's a good cheap (around 30 bucks) low to medium planted tank light?
nicrew or hygger i have heard these are good
finnex 24/7 might be out of the price range but you wont regret it
 
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nicrew or hygger i have heard these are good
finnex 24/7 might be out of the price range but you wont regret it
checked the prices, and the finnex stingray is the same price as hygger and nicrew. all at about 30-35 bucks. the only thing way out of the price range is the fluval plant light.
 
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checked the prices, and the finnex stingray is the same price as hygger and nicrew. all at about 30-35 bucks. the only thing way out of the price range is the fluval plant light.
nice!
is the finnex 24/7??
if it is 247 then get it
if its not then finnex is a very good brand and it saved my tank plants from crashing
 

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Hi,
I have a 5 gal and I want to keep some plants. No co2. I already have some frogbit/duckweed at the top, but want to get some java ferns, anubias, bacopa caroliniana, and some crypts. What's a good cheap (around 30 bucks) low to medium planted tank light?
Hey there :)
Be aware of cheap lighting....
Also think fishes want/need much tplants o do well.
Many criterias come under consideration : lumens, spectrum, CRI and PAR.
Considering plants you have chosen, 20 to 25 lm/l is correct.
Spectrum 5000 to 6500 °K is good.
CRI, over 90.
PAR will be hard to find in cheap lightin.
 
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Hey there :)
Be aware of cheap lighting....
Also think fishes want/need much tplants o do well.
Many criterias come under consideration : lumens, spectrum, CRI and PAR.
Considering plants you have chosen, 20 to 25 lm/l is correct.
Spectrum 5000 to 6500 °K is good.
CRI, over 90.
PAR will be hard to find in cheap lightin.
this is what i plan on getting: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LIL7YPE/?tag=ff0d01-20 Lol the only
specs i can find about it is the PAR which is at 35.
 

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this is what i plan on getting: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LIL7YPE/?tag=ff0d01-20 Lol the only
specs i can find about it is the PAR which is at 35.
Found that :
 
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