Lighting for ADA Mini M - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
assasin6547's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 726
Lighting for ADA Mini M

Ok I really do not want to spend $199 on the AquaSky for my Mini M, so where do I get alternative lighting? The only bulbs I can find are 20" T8s at shortest! Anyone else have this problem?
assasin6547 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:45 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: With the fish....
Posts: 234
Re: Lighting for ADA Mini M

Aqua sky is best... anything else will cost a lot in bulbs anyhow

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
TheGuy is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:45 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: With the fish....
Posts: 234
Re: Lighting for ADA Mini M



Look how sexy also...

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
TheGuy is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
assasin6547's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 726
Problem: Lack of funds
assasin6547 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:52 PM
I see LEDs
 
IWANNAGOFAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,902
the aquasky is very nice, but I agree, super expensive.

You could go with a fugeray or a ray2 from finnex.
IWANNAGOFAST is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:57 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Couesfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGuy View Post
Aqua sky is best... anything else will cost a lot in bulbs anyhow

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
simply not true. I would look at Finnex.
Couesfanatic is online now  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 02:03 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: With the fish....
Posts: 234
Re: Lighting for ADA Mini M

Quote:
Originally Posted by Couesfanatic View Post
simply not true. I would look at Finnex.
Finnex led?

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
TheGuy is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 02:29 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
karatekid14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: OR
Posts: 836
If you're interested in DIY you could buy a heat sink, dimmable 0-10v nano driver w/built in potentiometer, 6x 3 watt Cree cool white, and other parts for $100. It would be way overkill, but you could dim it down. Look on LED group buy.
karatekid14 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 02:44 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Couesfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGuy View Post
Finnex led?

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
Yes I was referring to the finnex LEDs. The aquasky is not the only light that won't require bulbs being replaced. There's a lot of nice led fixtures out now. I recommend the finnex line because it is cheap and reliable.

The aquasky legs are an eyesore IMO. The light should be hung if possible.
Couesfanatic is online now  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 03:02 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: With the fish....
Posts: 234
Re: Lighting for ADA Mini M

Ehh I dont really notice them myself and I have no experience with the finnex. I look at logos and the fact its clear vs. colored.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
TheGuy is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 03:03 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 1,747
mini m solar on clearance at afa.
Green_Flash is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 08:25 PM
Algae Grower
 
defender.TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 71
Finnex LEDs would be a great substitution. They have a 16" 7000K Ray II that would overhang about an inch on either side of the tank.
defender.TX is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome