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Old 03-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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LED for 10 gallon??


I want a LED light and a red plant in this 10 gallon. Is this even possible? Looking at the marineland double brite.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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Take the time to research DIY setups - that should be the best option. Do plan to set aside several hours just on research alone.

The Archaea 45cm clip on sounds like an "ok" option if you want to go low-light and your tank is rimless.
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You literally have about a hundred options between commercial fixtures and DIY. Be more specific about your needs.
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You literally have about a hundred options between commercial fixtures and DIY. Be more specific about your needs.
Um. I'm not crafty enough for DIY. I would prefer low maintenance. I'm new to this. Its a "regular" 10 gallon, don't know dimensions, it's not set up yet. I bought it used and plan on using it for a back up/quarantine tank.I was going to just use the fake plants and "clown puke" and cheap hood light that came with it. I really was. And then I looked at the bag of sticky "clown puke" and just couldn't bring myself to use it. So I ordered eco complete. And am shopping for a light.

I don't plan to do much with it right away. I will probably just move some of the wisteria from the other tank I have and put it in there until I get around to doing something more with it. I need this tank for a sick angel of mine who needs to be treated with an antibiotic and I don't want to mess up the cycle that I have finally established in the other tank. But I also don't want to buy a light that in the long run won't work. In the long run, I want to put a red plant in it. An easy red plant with the least amount of light and CO2 requirements. I have a natural plant system that I will use in this tank (for CO2). I will probably use two of the HOB filters and add an internal if I need more flow. I will just use floss in the filters. I will add Flourish once or twice a week.

I was researching it for awhile and then got lazy and posted this. As is what usually happens. I won't have a lot of time for research for another couple of months. But I need to get this tank going because my poor angel needs some antibiotics. I will just use the light that came with it for now. I want to try an LED light. I like the idea of "shimmer" and lunar lights. Was hoping someone had some experience with it.
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