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Old 02-19-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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Aquaeon stock lighting?


It's pretty weak, believe it to be a 15w incandescent bulb. Definitely drab and ugly; will this thing even sustain java fern, anubias, java moss, etc? The fixture is pretty tiny so I'm thinking of removing the top rim and attaching an LED light...unless of course I can get growth out of the light. Or at the very least, the plants won't melt. First nano planted tank!
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:39 AM   #2
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You could always just replace it with a Daylight spiral CFL which are available in 6500K or 6700K both of which would work fine. You can get them at the hardware store but you'd probably have to find one of the small ones to fit in that hood. They are widely available though so you wouldn't have much trouble finding one that would work--it'd be easier if you just took the hood into the store with you. You probably wouldn't be able to grow anything more than java moss with that incandescent if even that.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Ah, thanks. I decided to chop the rim off, ordered an azoo mignon, 25w heater, and this LED clamp

Zitrades Fish Tank Aquarium Clip Lamp Light Kit Flexible 48led 4 Mode 3.5w White Blue - - Amazon.com Zitrades Fish Tank Aquarium Clip Lamp Light Kit Flexible 48led 4 Mode 3.5w White Blue - - Amazon.com

Thinking this should definitely grow a bunch of low light plants.
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