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  1. Hey folks, I’m setting up my new 5 gallon shrimp tank at the moment and I need a light. I thought I might throw my question out there for some suggestions after a few hours of failed research. My tank is 36cm wide (14”) and 24cm tall (~10”). So I can’t use a light larger than a 14”. I’m keeping mainly low to medium light plants. Does anyone have any suggestions on a particular light that would fit this box? Or any specs I would require for plants, if I go the eBay/amazon path. Cheers!
  2. ineke

    Lighting question

    i have an Aqua one 980 with lighting built into the hood. I wanted to replace the hood and get an LED system but my tank measures 99 cm so it's an awkward size. I know there are lights available that cover 90-120 cm - can anyone recommend something- I mainly have mosses and Java fern so don't need plant strength lighting. The other thing I wondered is there an adapter that would allow me to use my hood but with LED tubes ? There are 3 tubes in the hood at least 2 different sizes - I need to pull it apart to check out the fluro sizes and haven't done that yet but 2 tubes died this week so perfect time to replace or upgrade.
  3. revolutionhope

    lighting advice

    Hi all, I'm looking to get some feedback and opinions about what are suitable and importantly best value for money (think low-end) LED lights for 2 foot tanks. I potentially might have a few slightly larger tanks but for now I only have 2 foot tanks and one 2 1/2 foot. I don't need anything intense for plant growth I just want to be able to grow moss, algae and biofilm effectively. Showing shrimp at their best is not important for me either, Currently in my breeding tanks I'm using old T8 lights and a bit sick of them. I am very happy with the built-in LED lights on my cull tank in the lounge and that is only a cheap aqua-one eco? 20ish litre tank so obviously I'm not too fussy. The key thing is I just want something more efficient that will be efficient and provide good coverage for my tanks. love n peace will
  4. Sorped

    Lighting overkill?

    Hello, I'm mucking about with my first tank and got some temporary lighting setup. However, for the long run I want something with a better output, as I'm going for a planted tank with Red Cherry Shrimp. My tank is a Buyo 58 litres (stripped and patched for freswater), the area the light has to cover is 32cm long by 37cm wide, and the water depth is 32-33cm. I was thinking about this: http://www.minizoo.dk/p/ExoTerra-compact-top-20-lampe#CID=1041 with this bulb: http://www.lite-house.dk/calex-biolight-20w-6500.html?gclid=CJ2WyMr5nMUCFcsLcwodvA4A8Q I can't quite tell, but it looks like the hood has a hole in the end to take care of the heat - other wise I will make one... It will all be standing on a glass cover plate. Anyway, will that be too much light for the tank? Or is there no such thing as too much light for a planted aquarium?
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