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timfok 01-27-2013 03:19 PM

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?

Thanks

timfok 01-30-2013 10:53 AM

Can anyone help?

philljoynes 07-24-2013 09:49 AM

Same issue
 
I have the same issue. Has anyone found a solution?

Saying that I have upgraded to MR16s with about 640 Lumins at 6500k and they seem to have been ok with fertilisers and Flourish Excel.

timfok 07-24-2013 10:34 AM

I found this one in the end:


Good size, light and price. still going strong!


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