07-08-2013, 08:34 AM
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Well I'm definitely going with LED, I think I'll go with the double-bright LED from Marineland for my 20 gallon(Yes, I'm still focusing on the 20), and either Fluval or Marineland plant LED for the 45. Because I want to get a Versa-top for the 45, and it won't look pretty with a fluorescent fixture, and I don't want to have to replace the tubes every 6-9 months. The prices make me flinch as if I'm being punched in the arm, but I'll just collect for it. Now, I'll be looking back into our conversation but I'll just ask; will the double bright be good enough for my 16" H 20g for the plants? Again, it'll be my shrimp tank once the 45g is up and running, and the plants will more likely be Pygmy Chain Swords or Dwarf Sagittaria so it'll be small and be natural shelter for the shrimp. Probably have more swords, maybe Jungle Val. Depends, if I can find a good LFS that has them.
Random question; Would a Blue Neon Goby(Stiphodon atropurpureus) be okay to have with the red cherry shrimp? It'll grow to 2", eats algae(most bio-film type), so the sponge filter I'll have in the tank should be good as a food source, if not let me know. I was thinking of putting some water-worn rocks in a jar with the sun hitting it so it can grow some algae then put it inside the tank for the goby. It's a veggie lover, from what I've read at least.