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adam_ducote

Hey guys, someone gave me a 10 gallon long rimless tank. I have an established nuvo 20 that is about a year and a half old with two AI Primes on it. For the tank I was given I'm thinking about looking into budget lights as it will be mainly a softy tank with a few acans and maybe a frog spawn or two. I love my ai primes but was wondering if you guys had any recommendations before I spent the money on another ai prime. I've been looking into black boxes but hear mixed reviews. Thanks! IMG_8955.thumb.JPG.61bcede0fa7f685657e50f9c51663e0e.JPGPicture of my nuvo 20

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RedCrow

What are you trying to grow? Lumini Asta 20  can grow softies and LPS. Their pixie 30 is supposedly even better, but I haven’t tried it. 

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Clown79

An abi tuna blue par38. They are great lights, grow any coral.

Cheap too. 

 

Depending on length of tank, 1 ai may not be enough for spread.

 

2  abi par38's would be cheaper.

 

I've tried the asta 20, on a 2.5g I got barely any growth. 

 

 

 

 

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karisma

Plus 1 for the asta 20. Its great for that size of tank!

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