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Old 03-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Clamp on LED for my nano freshwater planted tank


Hi all!

I already have some lighting (2 LED scew in bulbs) for my nano freshwater planted tank (7g) but am looking at possibly an extra clamp on LED.

I have found these so far...any recommendations?? (im looking for something closer to 5000k and around perhaps 300-400lm

http://www.up-aqua.com/00-dm-page/00...-light-big.jpg
http://www.up-aqua.com/00-dm-page/DM-led-light-big.jpg
http://www.mydymax.com/index.php?pag...art&Itemid=154

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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Whatcha tryin to grow?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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What are the dimensions of the tank and what level of lighting do you want to achieve?
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Hightlight plants at front like HC.

I do have pressurized CO2 running and some LED light already. I could see the Pogostemon helferis are pearling now but the HC kinda sit on the other side of the tank and not getting enough light

It is a nano tank 1ftX1ftX1ft
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There aren't too many clip-on LED fixtures that will give you the boost you're looking for. Finnex has one but its electrical components are in the clip itself - right by the water, so that is something to consider.

Fluval has a new product out that's about $100 that may help you get what you're after. Beyond that - have you considered using something like a single Kessil or one of the PAR38 bulbs?
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You could check these out. He will also do custom sizes.

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...034b5a0038ebf6
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There aren't too many clip-on LED fixtures that will give you the boost you're looking for. Finnex has one but its electrical components are in the clip itself - right by the water, so that is something to consider.

Fluval has a new product out that's about $100 that may help you get what you're after. Beyond that - have you considered using something like a single Kessil or one of the PAR38 bulbs?
Thanks! Are you talking about this one?
http://ca-en.hagen.com/Aquatic/Light...Canopies/A3970
and this?
http://www.aquavibrant.com/lighting/...red-boost.html

Looks pretty decent I will definitely consider them thanks

Currently I have 2 PAR20 bulbs, so one of the options is to add one more :P
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Default Clamp on LED for my nano freshwater planted tank

I say add another par
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