07-07-2015, 09:57 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
| | lazy lighting
I've been in the hobby for a few years, but wasn't able to do anything substantial. I finally set up my "75 gal dream tank" complete with ADA aquasoil, two eheims 2215, CO2, and an underwater waterfall (it's the main attraction!). Things were growing pretty good. Except...
I used the stock T8 plant light to supplement the background plants but for the main light I had bought an aquatraders 4x54 T5HO light. Cheap stuff. You get what you pay for and I'm pretty much fed up. So I'm trying to do my research on the forums and I haven't come to any real conclusions on what I should do. Basically I want to carpet the foreground with dwarf baby tears (wasn't ever able to get enough light down there). I was thinking of doing LED but when I looked at all the options for DIY, light spectrum, angles, and PARS my head started spinning.
If I was going to redo my lighting, to grow those dwarf baby tears and do high tech - what do I need to get? I don't mind spending the money, if I can set it and quit it. I need to move on this pretty quick... Unfortunately, my life doesn't allow for daily care and monitoring of my tank - I just don't have the time. Is there a quick fix that is quality and won't break down on me? Thanks in advance