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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting upgrade for a fluval edge in the UK?

Hey guys,

I'm looking to upgrade the lighting in my 23L fluval edge, as I wanted to have a heavily planted tank.

I've done a fair bit of research on this, I've upgraded my bulb fixings for the larger ones to house bigger led bulbs, and I was hoping to add the popular mini fluorescent bulb in the gap between the hood and light arm.

The thing is, I've searched everywhere and I can't find a supplier in the UK that makes a bulb slim and small enough, that is daylight kelvin!

What are people doing here? Buying a US bulb and converter? Another type of bulb?

A thought I had was to make an extension of the light arm using fibreglass and house another pair of MR16 bulbs. What are people's thoughts on this? Less effective than a small fluorescent?

Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone help?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 09:49 AM
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Same issue

I have the same issue. Has anyone found a solution?

Saying that I have upgraded to MR16s with about 640 Lumins at 6500k and they seem to have been ok with fertilisers and Flourish Excel.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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