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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need lighting suggestion.

Hello I am starting a 2.5 gallon nano tank and I have almost everything ready to go except I can not find a small reliable light source for this tank. Does anyone have a good recommendation of a small LED light that I can purchase and attach to this tank? This tank will be lightly planted with a couple of moss balls and a maybe even a moss plant of some kind that I haven't decided on yet. The dimensions of the tank are 12 x 6 x 8 inches. Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 12:07 AM
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Here a few good choices, Fugeray lights on amazon.
Fuge Ray R Fuge Ray R
Fugeray 10" Fugeray 10"
. Old school options are desk lamp with cfl bulb, coralife mini PC light or their newish mini T5 light. Finnex also makes a cfl light and Fluval also has a 13 watt PC clamp on lamp. Let me know if you'd like some links.
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throw a cfl in an adjustable arm desk lamp and you have a reasonably attractive light for uner 20
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Amazon.com: Deep Blue Solarflare Micro LED 6700k Light: Pet Supplies

these seem to do great on bowls under 5gallons.
It works well on bowls since they can take advantage of the 'spotlight' effect the light has. It's a good light and would do well if you get a pair and use two on a 2.5 gal tank. I like that it's LED was well.
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Thank you for all the help everyone! All the suggestions were really good and I will keep them in mind for future nano tanks hehe. I decided to go with this light instead. I somehow missed it the first time I was checking out the marine depot website. It will fit my tank perfectly!

http://www.marinedepot.com/UP_Aqua_U...FILDFX-vi.html
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Another fine Nano fixture. Can't wait to see your tank all up and running!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 05:31 AM
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I use the Archaea version of that same light on my 2g cube. Works great for low light plants. My needle leaf java fern took off under it.
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