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Old 12-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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help with lighting options


I plan on building a small 3 gal pico cube to house an assortment of shrimp.

I would like to a nice mat of glosso and maybe do a nice center rock or branch popping out of the cube. Maybe add some hairgrass or mosses. Not sure I just know I want to keep it really simple and clean so I can look at the little buggers while making sure they are comfortable as well.

I wont be using Co2 but prob will dose excel.

I want to keep the light as minimalistic as possible. Prob an Led or maybe a miniature Spiral CFL DIY creation. If did do the cfl how small of a bulb could i get away with?

I want to do a medium light setup.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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I modded a fluval edge (6.5 gallons?) to house 2 cfl spirals (23 watts each 5500k) and had a natural co2 system. I had decent growth and no algae. I'd try using one of these bulbs with some sort of a reflector over it. Maybe just a desk lamp over your tank? Heres the bulbs I used http://www.osh.com/eng/product/tcp_2...6_base/6709166
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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what about something like this

http://www.finnex.net/index.php?page...mart&Itemid=61

or

http://www.jebostore.com/ROBOT_HS_LED_S28_p/s28.htm
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