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Old 09-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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GLA 6g rimless- suspended light - Which of these lights for non-co2 tank??


I recently just purchased a GLA 6g rimless tank. Dimensions are 15in x 9in x 11in.

It will be a low-tech tank with just various types of moss and simple low/medium light plants. No co2.

I am building my own stand and am looking for a hanging light figure to hang from some poles above my 6G tank. Since my tank is 11inch tall, if I were to suspend a Catalina light fixture, maybe about 6-8 inches above the tank (10-12 inches if needed), which light fixture would be best to hang over the tank?

tank is 11in tall and 15in long.

Catalina 14" single 18W Compact fluorescent
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1791

Catalina 12" single 13W Compact fluorescent
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1231

OR! since this light will be suspended at least 6 inches above my rimless tank, is that not enough light for a low/medium non-co2 tank? What about this:

Catalina 12" double 13w Compact fluorescent
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1230

Thanks all! I want this to be a simple, beautiful, rimless tank without algae problems, but want to be able to grow some plants. I prefer a hanging fixture, as I don't want anything on the rim of my tank because I also just purchased some CalAqua glass lily pipes.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Nice start! I've been eyeing those GLA 6 gallons, how do you like it? Got any pics?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Nice start! I've been eyeing those GLA 6 gallons, how do you like it? Got any pics?
i've attached it here (hopefully the attachment works).. but it's just a picture of the empty tank lol. i have a 55g planted low-tech in the background.

for the 6g so far i have/ordered
-GLA 6g rimless
-Eheim 2213 canister filter
-CalAqua glass lily pipes
-10lbs of ohko stone

this will be a low-tech tank though. no co2. just some various mosses/other low/medium light plants. i plan on getting some CRS and maybe a school of pygmy cories or other small schooling fish.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Anyone have an idea on which lighting system would work?


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Very sharp looking tank, and your 55 in the bg looks great too.
I think some of Finnex's lights might fit, or maybe the ADA Aquasky?
Looking forward to seeing what you do with this tank, take lots of pics!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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I just setup my gla 36-L and decided to go with a finnex ray 2 16". I figured out a DIY method of suspending the fixture that works for me. Check it out, i think the finnex fixture rocks!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=192530
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I like the finnex also, have one on both of my tanks!

Great idea on the pygmy cities, they are funny little guys!
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