Low budget Heater and LED fixture advice needed.

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    Looking at setting up an extra diy all in one 20 long frag tank on a budget that would likely house some excess softies, rock nems, zoas, etc. Will silicone in a glass/acrylic divider in order to have a 9x12 fuge and a 20+x12 frag area and will have a compact florescent bulb for growing cheato and and possibly this led fixture(link below) for the frag section. Seems to have decent reviews overall but am wondering if anyone has experience with it. Also, I'm looking for a heater and will not be using a controller. So far I'm thinking either a Eheim Jager or this heater/controller(link below) Never heard of this brand but am seriously thinking about giving it a try. Thoughts??? Edit: No idea why there is so much space between the links below???


     
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    Still only finding really good reviews on amazon on the controller though almost all of them are very recent... Anybody out there have input??? I also found this very inexpensive finnex controller on aquacave's site. Seems to good to be true.
    https://www.aquacave.com/finnex-max300-heater-controller.html
     
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    I've had a couple of these for five or so years, no issues.

    Finnex Titanium Heater w/Controller


    Edit: It's putting links in as media for some reason, causing the spacing issue.
     
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    Just picked up a lightly used aquamaxx nemo 24in led fixture for under $80. Now on to finding a solid/safe heater :)
     
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    Anybody here use a bayite controller???
     
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    I've not, just wanted to say Ikserk fixed the Amazon link issue.
     
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