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Looks really nice, but is $$$. Would like to keep lighting budget to $75, if possible. Are there any really similar lights to that one? Looks really nice.

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post #17 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 02:26 AM
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Might check with Liam about the Up Aqua lights.
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How much do they run?

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Actually, upon looking at their stock I don't believe they sell any other lights except LEDs...sorry about that. I think Archaea has a good price on the light, but you may be able to get away (if you don't mind the look of multiple lights) with a couple of Fluval/Finnex light fixtures....I know Finnex sells a 36W 18" model here.
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I'd like one, preferably... Not a fan of those 2 legged lights unfortunately

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Not sure what help I can be of then bud. Sorry. Maybe a suspended light?
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post #22 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 03:00 AM
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Have you looked at Mr.Aqua tanks? They are very nice and reasonably priced might allow you to go a little bigger on the tank or save you some cash.
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Idk if anyone has covered what I'm about to say here already, but my blyxa japonica is easily 6-7 inches tall...
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for a canister filter do a sun-sun hw-302, really cheap, can't go wrong. for lights, I'd look at aquatraders.com another really cheap sight, those big brands overcharge the heck out of us
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Any specific canister filter that would be good for a tank about 10 gallons?

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You could do a Current Nova Extreme 18" T5HO light with a colormax bulb for $70 but then you are going to need co2.
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The sunsun 302 may be a bit much on a 10gal tank without a ball valve on the outtake to slow it down a bit. I recommend a SS filter on it, and really, you cannot beat the price of that filter.. An eheim with less flow will cost twice as much.. For lighting, you could probably get away with a t8 fixture. I'd avoid HO completely with a shallow tank unless you can hang it.
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Also keep in mind your livestock value too. A 2211 or 2213 would suit a 10G tank. I have an Archaea 27W Fixture on my Mr. Aqua. Its 60$ and free shipping for me which suits your price range.
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http://www.aquatraders.com/14-inch-1...re-p/51106.htm or a http://www.aquatraders.com/20-inch-1...re-p/51107.htm

I wouldn't hop on the eheim train, you can get a way cheaper filter that does the same thing.
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Also keep in mind your livestock value too. A 2211 or 2213 would suit a 10G tank. I have an Archaea 27W Fixture on my Mr. Aqua. Its 60$ and free shipping for me which suits your price range.
Where can I get it for that price? That is an ideal range for me, but would I be able to grow HC with it? Over a 45-P?

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