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Old 08-17-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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LED Lighting a 2g Fluval Spec


Hey guys - Im building a very small Riparium in one of these.

It will have some mosses, possibly an orchid, and some very low light aquatic plants. (Anubias, pygmy crypts, and moss)

Can you help me find an LED light?

I was wondering if one of the screw in ones from lowes might work - maybe something like this?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_320253-3-786...roduct_price|0

Another option is this, highly rated, but more expensive, and I feel like it might be too powerful:

http://lightyourreptiles.com/juda13wledsc.html

If you have a better option, please mention it - Thanks for the help!

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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I think the second option would work better, the first one is only 50 lumens which is quite low
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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Im just asking if there is one of those screw in LED light bulbs that might work.

They come in all sorts of wattages etc.

One of my concerns is that they are all 3000k it seems.

If anyone might be able to help shed some "light" on this it would be higly appreciated.

My concern about the other fixture is that it is TOO powerful.

Comes with great reviews however - maybe I could just cover part of it?

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Adding another fixture to the battle:

http://www.finnex.net/index.php?opti...=337&Itemid=61

What does everyone think of that?

I know it is a little large for the dimensions (8.5x6.5 footprint) - but I would suspend it 6-8" above the tank.

I really feel as if a lot of low tech planted setups suffer from algae issues because of too much light and I dont want to end up in that boat. (again.)
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Bump for any suggestions - Thanks
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http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Fresh...12-p/56201.htm

This?
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