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Old 12-13-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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Marineland Betta-Sphere as nano tank?


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I've spotted these before and although they are way way way too small for a betta I was thinking one would make a really sharp looking planted bowl. My question is lighting... I know some people have used LED lighting in planted tanks, The depth of this thing is only about 7 inches so the light would not have to penitrate much water but it only has a single white LED, would this be too little light even for low light plants?
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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Dr. Foster & smith has a small clip on light called "palm light" that has a 7 watt CF bulb with a 6500k full spectrum illumination. They also have the Betta-sphere for $14.99.
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I have looked at those little bowls at my LFS where they have them set up with a beta inside. I would guess that dim little light that comes with the bowl wouldn't even get moss to grow for you. A palm light would probably do the trick for low light plants, though. I personally think that anything smaller than a 1 gallon tank would be difficult to do anything effective with though, unless you are Takashi Amano.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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This wouldnt be the first 1 litre planted tank I have put together, I have never seen it done with these LED lights before, I know people have used multiple LED's on larger tanks, though I have never seen the intensity of the LED that comes with this setup. The bigges PITA is getting the lighting and whatnot from looking cluttery... though this might be a solution if the intesnity is enough, Im pretty sure the spectrum is fine in the whirte LED's
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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Luxeon LEDs are insanely power efficient and durable.

I have no idea where to begin choosing one for it's light spectrum properties, but it'd be interesting to see a massive row of LEDs for a planted tank.

Maybe when I have some spare time.
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http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ghlight=led%2A
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Old 01-01-2005, 08:47 PM   #7
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Well im sure this is possible. I Hvae seen reef tanks kept... Thats were ive been latly (on the dark side of the aquarium hobby *MWAHAHAHA*)
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