Best Lighting brand/system for a planted 70g?

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  1. squirrelfish

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    I'd love some opinions on lighting for 70g planted tanks, I recently just got a 70 and I'm hoping to make it a low light planted tank. Java fern, java moss, anubis, cypts, and some others I plan on getting...I'll post pics when I can. :)
     
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    I've never had a bad thing to say about the Odyssea 4-bulb T5 units. Cost-effective and works great. You can get a 48" fixture on Ebay for 100ish dollars. And it would also allow for future upgrades to high-light plants with ease.
     
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    I'll deff look into that one! Thanks :)
     
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    2nd that, I had a 36" Odessa and there was nothing that I could not grow with the plant bulbs 6500k


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    Fluval LEDs are on super sale at petco. The plant light is a decent light. we have it running on a 120 planted at work and it does exactly what it needs to do. The 36" was only like 110$
     
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    Maxspect makes the 8k version of the Razors for planted aquariums and I carry them in stock also. They are more of a higher end LED light for freshwater but controllable. I also have the FW Ecotech Marine Radions XR15 in stock.
     

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