Led Lighting Solutions For A 90 Gallon Tank

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The dimension of the tank are 48"Wx24"Hx18"D. Will be using pressurized CO2 and ADA aquasoil. I understand that light penetration may be an issue at 24"...and that HC Cuba is on the substrate. I would be prefer to go with an LED lighting solution. Would a single Finnex Ray 2 or Fluval planted 3.0 be enough? Or would I have to have 2 of these fixtures to make it work?
 

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Actually the 2 is just for spread of light. Those lights will be borderline for growing a lush carpet but as far as commercial fixtures go, they are the economical choice.

You could look into buying 2x sbreef 16” (if you have a brace) or a single 32” if there is no brace in center. These type of lights come with 3watt LEDs and can provide enough light to be high light setup.
 
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Checked out these lights and they look awesome. Im suprised in my research I havent encountered these before but then again im a noob here lol.
 

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Rajkm,

Do you have much experience with sbreef lights? Been reading on forums and watching youtube videos and I am noticing some concerns with longevity of these lights.
 

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It’s relatively new, I have had mine for 2 years now.

They have been in salt water area for longer. Freshwater was started only 2 1/2 years ago
 

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Thanks for the recommendation. I will mostly llikely go with them. On another note I called fluval to ask about the par rating on the Fluval Plant 3.0 LED Light 48". After a lengthy hold Karen from fluval told me that:

Depth.........PAR
3".................545
6".................270
12"...............113
18"...............71
Hope this helps anyone else looking at these lights