05-07-2013, 04:33 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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BeamsWork Power 400 V2 LED for new setup of 29g planted aquarium?
New guy here. Great forum. I (perhaps foolishly) jumped the gun and purchased this light for my first tank in 16 years. This time I will trying my hand at plants as well as fish. I will stick with the easy stuff. I have tried searching forum but so far have not found any info on the version 2 of this light.
The tank setup so far consists of:
29gallon glass tank with flat glass canopy
Hydor ETH 200
3 bags of Eco Complete
The tank is not located where it will be touched by direct sunlight.
Here are the specs on the light:
BeamsWork Power 400 V2
24 - 30" Aquarium LED Light
Version 2 - 65% brighter than the original version.
Dimension: 23" X 5" X 1"
78x HQ 0.1W LED (72x 10000K daylight, 6x 460nm Actinic)
Super slim housing in black finish.
Full Splash guard
2 mode ON / OFF power switch: "I" mode - ACTINIC LED on only. " II " mode - All daylight and actinic LED on.
Extend-able bracket . 30" max lenght.
AC110-240V AC adapter.
Will this light work for me or am I asking for an algae bloom? If need be I can bite the bullet and get a FugeRay or whatever else is recommended.
Thanks in advance. If there is anything else I am missing in my setup I am all ears.
05-07-2013, 04:55 AM #2
It's not the best for FW, but due to the low wattage, It might be worth a try.
If you keep your nitrates and phosphates low, you may not have a problem with algae at all.
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05-07-2013, 05:07 AM #3
05-07-2013, 03:54 PM #4Junior Member Guppy
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Thanks. Low light does seem like the place I would like to start as I would like to keep this low tech if at all possible.
Had I done my research I would see that the Fugeray is only $84 shipped vs the $40 I spent on the Beamswork. Thanks for the info, I have a bit more to go on now.