Nicrew And Beamswork- Will They Grow Plants?

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I have the old original light on my Fluval Spec V. looking for a possible upgrade. I hear the newer Spec V light is good but I can't seem to find where it is available for sale. Any recommendations around 30 bucks or so? looking for something that will keep my plants alive a little better.
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Looking for a light upgrade for my Fluval Spec V. I have the old stock light and it seems just ok. Trying to grow water sprite and Lutea maybe an amazon sword eventually. Currently looking at Nicrew classic plus and Nicrew Sky. Both say full spectrum light. also looking at Beamswork EA. and finnex stingray Will any of these be a good upgrade? links below. Thank you!

I am looking specifically for a light that will sit on top of the aquarium and one that is not more than $30-$40.
 

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I have a beamswork on my 20 long and the plants exploded with plain ferts like excel iron and thrive but it will also grow algae if on for too long. I have a couple off brand amazon lights on my 5.5 and 10 ( I believe nicrew but not positive ) and they also grow plants well with the same basic fert dosing. I think it comes down to your budget, light schedule, and fert dosing , as well as what is stocked in your tank and WC schedule. Hope this helps some
 
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kallililly1973 said:
I have a beamswork on my 20 long and the plants exploded with plain ferts like excel iron and thrive but it will also grow algae if on for too long. I have a couple off brand amazon lights on my 5.5 and 10 ( I believe nicrew but not positive ) and they also grow plants well with the same basic fert dosing. I think it comes down to your budget, light schedule, and fert dosing , as well as what is stocked in your tank and WC schedule. Hope this helps some
I noticed lots of different beamswork models, which one do you have? The Beamswork EA 6500K is what I was looking at as it is 35 dollars. Other models are more expensive. I keep light on for a bout 5 hours a day as I have had algae problems in the past thinking of adding some Flourish excel once a week to help prevent algea.
 

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pretty positive I have that same model I bought my lights close to a year ago I would need to find the boxes to verify for you but that definitely sounds like the one I have.
 

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Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some suggestions today
 
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kallililly1973 said:
pretty positive I have that same model I bought my lights close to a year ago I would need to find the boxes to verify for you but that definitely sounds like the one I have.
Thanks for the input, I will keep this one on my short list!

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Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some suggestions today
Thanks for the bump! I posted a similar thread in Aquarium beginners figuring there might be more eyes over there. hope this isn't against the rules! I got a couple responses but still looking for suggestions! Thank you!
 

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Hi, I’ve merged the threads, it’s better for members following if all the information is in one place & they can see what’s already been suggested
 

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corbin said:
I noticed lots of different beamswork models, which one do you have? The Beamswork EA 6500K is what I was looking at as it is 35 dollars. Other models are more expensive. I keep light on for a bout 5 hours a day as I have had algae problems in the past thinking of adding some Flourish excel once a week to help prevent algea.
The EA is pretty weak as far as plant growth goes. It may do it, but it will be SLOOWWWWWW. At least that's my experience, and I have the 10,000k EA. If you're going to go beamswork I'd go DA. Most of the people that sell or have success growing plants here recommended that version if I was going to stick with Beamswork.

If I were going to try something new, I'd probably by the Nicrew, and may here soon for my Betta tank.
 
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SeanyBaggs123 said:
The EA is pretty weak as far as plant growth goes. It may do it, but it will be SLOOWWWWWW. At least that's my experience, and I have the 10,000k EA. If you're going to go beamswork I'd go DA. Most of the people that sell or have success growing plants here recommended that version if I was going to stick with Beamswork.

If I were going to try something new, I'd probably by the Nicrew, and may here soon for my Betta tank.
Looking to keep cost under 40 dollars the higher end Beamswork were a little pricey for me. Nicrew did seem to offer some good options but I am not really familiar with lighting needs. Could not really tell a difference between the “plus” and “sky” models.
 

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I have the DA model for the Beamswork and I love it. It grows everything like crazy in my 20 high tank!
 

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SeanyBaggs123 said:
The EA is pretty weak as far as plant growth goes. It may do it, but it will be SLOOWWWWWW. At least that's my experience, and I have the 10,000k EA. If you're going to go beamswork I'd go DA. Most of the people that sell or have success growing plants here recommended that version if I was going to stick with Beamswork.

If I were going to try something new, I'd probably by the Nicrew, and may here soon for my Betta tank.
The different NIcrew models aren't very clear. I would love to see someone do a model comparison.
 

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