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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2003, 02:02 PM
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The 2.5g is (whips out measuring tape) 12 x 6 x 8. They are the neatest little things. Hard to find, though!

The light I use is a swing-arm reading light powered by a 13 watt PL-type CF bulb. I got it at Home Depot for about $20 five years ago.
The bulb is either a 4100K, or even worse, a 3000K and grows quite a bit of algae if used full strength (5.2wpg!). So I covered the glass cover in a blue Wal-Mart bag and improved the color and reduced output. I've got Hygro polysperma, crypts and java moss in there right now. The Hygro is growing slowly and somewhat small. Typical of a low-light environment. I'm planning on changing the bulb to a 6500K 13w PL from to increase output without introducing too much yellow light.
Here's a picture...

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