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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Question 5.5gl lighting..suggestions/help needed

Hello!

I am tempted to start another aquarium. A small 5.5 gal for my desk, with many plants and shrimp inhabiting it down the line. I am currently looking for the cheapest/best solution possible.

I already have a standard hood with light fixture for my 5.5..however, I'm wondering if there would be any way to mount JUST the light fixture to the sides of the tank for a lighter/cleaner ADA look
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I am sorry if this is a silly question but I've been doing so much research into it and I'm not sure what my options are for nice/low-cost lighting on a small tank.

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I just setup my 5.5g shrimp tank reasonly and end up buying this light.
Finnex Aquarium Nano Refugium Cliplight (CL26SL-D65)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MSM6QW

I bought that on becuase it come with 6500k bulb and i have amazon prime (it's like crack). It also have 2 little led for moonlight effect. Personally i don't really use that, i just plug it to my timmer and let it run.
Anyway, it been running for 1.5 months now and strong enought for most of my plants (and alge).
The good thing is that it use a regular cfl bulb, so you get a new replacement pretty cheap at your local Hardware store.
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Great! Thanks for your suggestion Sounds like a perfect solution!!
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