HELP! I have a 6 gallon with finnex 12" need more light - The Planted Tank Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
laqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 494
HELP! I have a 6 gallon with finnex 12" need more light

so what do i do if i need more light? any way to make it stronger?

i grabed my 18" today and it is SO much brighter ... but then my little tanks (the light straddles them) don't have enough light!

i need cheep and good looking (stop laughing) it's in my dining room...
laqu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 04:41 PM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,477
You may want to consider a nice desk or floor lamp that can be placed above the tank. Lots of different looks. Easy to use LED bulbs or cheap Daylight CFLs to get the amount of lighting you desire.

Could also hang a pendant fixture of some sort over the tank from the ceiling or from a hanging arm.
somewhatshocked is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
laqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 494
thanks... i had a feeling the only option was to add a light, no way to upgrade the finnex.
laqu is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
laqu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 494

Untitled by laq997, on Flickr

worked!

and i enjoyed making the STANDS for the clamp lights a nice camus and something called tikal ... either way offsets 'kid doing college apps' stress

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


webdesign: www.littleowlwebdesign.com

Last edited by laqu; 12-31-2012 at 08:37 PM. Reason: update
laqu is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome