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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bristol
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Lighting upgrade for a fluval edge in the UK?

Hey guys,

I'm looking to upgrade the lighting in my 23L fluval edge, as I wanted to have a heavily planted tank.

I've done a fair bit of research on this, I've upgraded my bulb fixings for the larger ones to house bigger led bulbs, and I was hoping to add the popular mini fluorescent bulb in the gap between the hood and light arm.

The thing is, I've searched everywhere and I can't find a supplier in the UK that makes a bulb slim and small enough, that is daylight kelvin!

What are people doing here? Buying a US bulb and converter? Another type of bulb?

A thought I had was to make an extension of the light arm using fibreglass and house another pair of MR16 bulbs. What are people's thoughts on this? Less effective than a small fluorescent?

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