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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Lighting Options for a 3 gallon tank

I have a small 3 gallon tank that want to set up.
It has a hood with one of those little night-light fixtures that take 2" bulbs, so if I'm going to grow anything, I figure the light has got to go.

So, I am looking for suggestions and ideas as to what I can do about this.

I have a very limited budget on this tank but I don't want to waste money on something that isn't work buying either.

Also, because of it's size, I have very little space to work with inside the hood/lid.
If I didn't have cats I could just hang a light, but all my tanks have to be closed-in.

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There are small twin tube flourescent lamps that work well. I think they are 9 watt. Try looking at the Red Sea website. They used to use them on their pico/nano tanks. The entire light fixture was about 2" x 6" with a remote transformer.
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What's the tank dimensions?

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The space I am working inside the hood is about 6"x10"
I will check out that fixture you mentioned, cggorman.

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