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post #31 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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This is nice. Thanks for that picture. You've changed my mind about the ikea lamp. thanks.

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post #32 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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also recommend the ikea lamp

I was on the fence last spring and xenxe had one and everything was fine, so I ordered it off AMZ and have been using it ever since. First on a 2 gallon that cracked (above water line) and then down to a half gallon vase. All my plants are green and low to medium light and the colors look great and they are growing just fine. Exc. the frogbit just hung around so I took it out. I, too, love that spotlight look and this lamp was all I could find. You can really change the look of the depth of the container by positioning it differently to highlight different areas--something harder to do with a regular desk lamp.
On AMZ reviews, people who use it as a desk lamp report some problems with the switch. I have noticed since Nov. that sometimes the light is dim, so, ignoring my timer, I walk over and flip the switch up to 3 times and it is back to normal illumination. Just a heads up on that.

Wait, checked out the website and the lamp I'm talking about is also a janjso, but a desk lamp one, not clamp. Looks really nice. Exact same Kelvins and look to it but with a base. Look on AMZ.

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Really. Well thanks for that information! Hmm I'll be still shopping, as wood is still sinking. But I think I'm going to get it.

This won't be a spot light so much as illuminating the whole tank lol.

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As does mine! But you will be amazed at the different depths you can give to such a small space by positioning such a small lamp at slightly different angles with the curved body!
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any updates? i'd love to see some pics
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Thanks for reminding me!! The wood recently sank, which means the tank is ready. I just need to pick up a light


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Since the kind kick in the butt, I rearranged and finished the lid for this.

The logs only just sank, so they're still a little buoyant. I'll take a picture soon. I also purchased this light.
Amazon.com: Solar Flare Micro Gooseneck 6700k Led Light: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Solar Flare Micro Gooseneck 6700k Led Light: Pet Supplies
I'm super happy I found it. It *SHOULD* be perfect for this little tank.

I've put a few mosses in here, but not so many my girlfriend needs to worry about trimming.

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Interesting new light. I just wish it was a clip on or something. That suction worries me... I'd probably try to secure the light some other way... I can just imagine the suction giving and the light falling in the water

Can't wait to see how it all looks though!
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Thanks! Before I popped on it I looked up what reviews I could find. I found one, and he had your same worry. It worked out for him though.

I tried several clip on/clamp lights. They were either too big or the clamp wouldn't fit. This seems like a great compromise.

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The tank is too reflective. But here are some shots.

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This is nearly finished now.

Here are some shots

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The girlfriend LOVES it so far. Still waiting on the light, but it is now stocked with about 8 shrimp, a few babies.

I think it might be a bit overstocked, but it may have to work :/

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Turned out really nice, good luck with your little blue velvets!
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Looks good. So I guess you went with a different light? Details please.
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Turned out really nice, good luck with your little blue velvets!
I actually scrapped the BV idea. I had lots of extra Rilli shrimp. They got moved here and she was ok with it!

Thanks so much.

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Looks good. So I guess you went with a different light? Details please.
This is actually a Fluval Spec light. I Jerry rigged it to get it to stay over the tank for now until the other light gets here. It should be a little brighter than this one.

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