Amazon is awesome for deals, bad for me lol. It is so easy to browse for an hour and just be like, "I could so use this!" or "Wow that is SO cool!" lol. At least I found a way to get some money to buy stuff. Sell my games I don't play, I made $65 for 4 games, so that is pretty good. Though I am already gonna be spending it lol.
Ah, there's the catch: limit the spending. -___- In my case, the only time I successfully limited my spending was when I overdrafted my checking account renewing the warranty on my computer. That put a stop to amazon purchases for a few days.
I know it is definitely a bonus to an already good light. The Ray2 provides medium to high light in most cases, which for such a cheap priced LED fixture, is super good. I may get the Ray2, or the regular one, if I setup a rimless tank.
Also there's no need to replace the diodes, so you would be saving money. I would upgrade the lighting on the 10 gallon, but I need to limit my spending lol.
I love that the Finnex has the moonlight option and they're really reasonably priced. I might get one someday for the 20gal because the one I have now doesn't have a moonlight option, which sucks with so many nocturnal fish in there.
I was thinking about doing it in Mars' tank when I get it and I have everything. The 15 gallon will have an airstone at night because the rummies, the endler, and the snails and shrimp are in there and I can gas those. It would be DIY for a while, so thats why it would be running all night, because you can't turn it off. A regular CO2 system with an electronic solenoid would just plug into the light timer so it shuts off when the lights do.
I am gonna let the silicone sit for 24 hours so I know it is dry. Then I should have some nice growth, also when I get my NPK ferts.
Wow, the Finnex Ray2 and Fugeray lights are awesome! They are LED, the Ray2 is high output LEDs and on Amazon it is actually not that expensive. I may have to look into those if I decide to get better lighting for the 16 gallon bowfront.
Is it just the bettas in there? You could try c02 on at night and just watch the girls for signs of distress. Although, the plants don't utilize anything at night so I don't know if it would be worth it to run the c02 in the dark. They do most of their photosynthesizing etc during the day.
As far as I know there's no fee. I think she's just willing to find fish for people. She's nice that way. We got off to a rocky start at first when we disagreed about heaters and bettas but now we get along quite well.
My dad drilled holes in the bottle caps and siliconed the tubing, I just have to wait for it to dry and it hopefully is fully sealed and ready for CO2 generation. I have everything I need so today or tomorrow is the day for CO2 injection!