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So I am looking for a light strip that is bright that will promote algae growth in my tank.
I currently have 2 aqueon led strips. 1 white and 1 blue which i have owned for 6 months or so now.
My tank has been running for about six months with 0 ammonia 0 nitrites and nitrates vary between 20 and 40ppm
my bio load is pretty heavy about 26 mbuna, peacocks and haps varying in size from 1" to 5"
I leave my lights on about 6 hours per day with nice sunrise natural light hitting the tank for about an hour and half per morning
Temp is consistently 78 degrees and ph is 7.5 straight from the tap. I have to do 40% water changes ever day and have recently started using seachem flourish (about 4 days now)

The only algae I can grow is the brown rust colored algae and I think my lights aren't right for what I want so I have scoured the amazon and have narrowed it down to a few choices but any other suggestions are welcomed...

I know nothing about lighting and lumens etc. etc. which I am working on.....

I chose these because of the complete spectrums and full rgb plus the presets and programmability seemed like a plus.
Again I know nothing about lighting when it comes to algae growth but I know certain lights promote plant growth over algae growth.

1. VivaGrow DN RGB LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant 24/7 Remote Automation

2. Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium

3. Current USA Orbit Marine Aquarium LED Light

4. COODIA Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable RGBW LED Light for Aquarium/Fish Tank, Extendable (for Fresh and Salt Water)
 

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I use your second link the current USA plant pro it's a fantastic light and will absolutely grow algae. Programming is simple remembers times after power loss it's great. I have gobies and trophs all feeding on algae grown from this strip running at 60% output.
 

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I don't think you can go wrong with one of the Current USA models. I personally got the Fluval Aquasky and it's pretty comparable to the Current Freshwater setups. The Aquasky has some limitations I don't love (sunrise and sunset ramp linearly from your night setting to your day setting, so you can't do reddish dawn or pinkish sunsets) but it grows algae proficiently! Lol
 

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Halfcopy said:
I use your second link the current USA plant pro it's a fantastic light and will absolutely grow algae. Programming is simple remembers times after power loss it's great. I have gobies and trophs all feeding on algae grown from this strip running at 60% output.
Thalas_shaya said:
I don't think you can go wrong with one of the Current USA models. I personally got the Fluval Aquasky and it's pretty comparable to the Current Freshwater setups. The Aquasky has some limitations I don't love (sunrise and sunset ramp linearly from your night setting to your day setting, so you can't do reddish dawn or pinkish sunsets) but it grows algae proficiently! Lol
Thank you both for your replies.
 
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