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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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12" Cube lighting

I'm setting up a 12" cube (30$ brand new, can't go wrong) as a shrimp tank, low tech and simple (AC20 filter, low light plants and mosses etc). I was thinking of doing a desk lamp + 13w CFL for lighting (already have them), but was wondering if anyone had seen something like a PAR16/PAR20 bulb over this type of tank, or even MR16s/GU10s etc. Trying not to spend tons of money on the tank, but I'm curious about trying some LED solutions on this tank. Does anyone have experiences with bulbs like that, for a tank this "small"?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 03:54 PM
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The 12" Finnex Fugeray works perfectly for my 12" non co2 setup and was ~$40
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I'm using this for med-high light over my 30C: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=450

You can probably find them cheap on ebay/craigslist if you hunt.
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This one looks like a good option, if not on the pricier side: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...65#prettyPhoto
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 12" Cube lighting

Thanks guys. I had considered the Fuge but I want the light above the tank if possible, not on it as I really like the open top. I may consider that clamp on LED though, that's not too bad. Mainly I was wondering if anyone had hung a small PAR light over a tank like this. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I want to light the tank :-)
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