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Hi, I just currently set up a 5 gallon eheim tank and It comes with a little led light but I'm going to grow DHG and its not enough light so I was wondering if anyone can give me some pointers or light fixtures that I can look in to. Thank you !!
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Fluval has a smaller fixture for their Ebi that does well on smaller tanks. I have seen it for sale individually on many websites before. I use something similar on a 3 gallon pico and just angle it to diminish the light intensity

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Thanks, so fluval makes it??
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Indeed, though you could go for a cheaper and more easily controlled option of simply using a clip on light and a CF spiral bulb in 6500K spectrum. Raising the lamp is easy and just set up a timer and you'll be good to go. Not as polished looking as the fluval, but just as useful.

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What about an LED light fixture??
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 04:26 AM
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What about an LED light fixture??
Finnex makes some great LED fixtures. Fuge Ray or Ray II are popular ones around here. I'm currently using a Ray II on my 5 gal and if you want high light that will grow plants fast I would suggest it.
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