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Old 09-23-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experiences with these "Perch Lights"


http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10977/product.web

I'm thinking about getting the 9W for a 2.5g tank. They seem to save ALOT of space.

Is this a CF?
http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod.../1/product.web
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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That second link seems to be CF. It states that the bulb is 7200k. What are you planning to grow in the tank? Not sure if 9w would be enough since the wpg rule apply to nanos. You can try one of those desk lamps from homedepot. I've read many success with them. I'm still new so don't take my word on it. Maybe someone with more experience can help ya. Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I have two (of the second one) and I don't like them. Since they clip on to one side of the tank, the lighting is sort of uneven. It'll give you low light over a 2.5g if you manage to center the light somehow.

Oh, I had to modify the clip part to accommodate for the rim on my tank.
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Could you have 3-4 of that first type of light over a 10 gallon across the back of the tank for a high light nano? Seems like it would work great.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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For the price of 4 of those, I'd get a 2x40W Current USA Orbit fixture.

4x13W = 52 watts for $26 x 4 = $104

$116 for 2x40W dual Orbit. Oooh la la.

Orbit fixture (click image to link directly to BigAls):
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:07 AM   #6
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Will that fit on a 10 Gallon?
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:19 AM   #7
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Yes.
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