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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Best lighting for a planted 2.5 gallon

What's the best light? Can I use a goose neck lamp or something?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 02:50 AM
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I'd say as a cheapest way to light your tank it to get the goose neck lamp like you said and put a 10 watt CFL inside. But, make sure that the CFL is 6500k.
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Take a look at the Beamswork fixtures for low light.
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What's the best light? Can I use a goose neck lamp or something?

I have 2.5g which use two work lamps from HD with 2-13w, 6500k bulbs. I think the lamp size is 9".

Works very well.
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If you can mount it a Fluval 13 watt fixture is pretty good. Also beamworks is a good led option. Also Catalina Aquarium has some small nano fixtures that would work as well.
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I have 2.5g which use two work lamps from HD with 2-13w, 6500k bulbs. I think the lamp size is 9".

Works very well.
would you be able to provide a link to the work lamps you bought from HD?
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would you be able to provide a link to the work lamps you bought from HD?
I'm assuming he's talking about these
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...p#.UZ_d0rU-bms
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