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Lighting for 2.5 gallon nano?

Iím looking to set up a 2.5 gallon planted nano as a tank for a small RCS colony. Will be a low light tank with Anubias, etc. A simple LED light would be great, especially if itís a desktop type lamp. Not sure what I need exactly for such a small tank. Iím hoping it will be a fun project while I wait to get my 75 gallon set up going.

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
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I have that over 5.5 and it is a little small might be perfect for 2.5


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A Finnex stringray clip on would be perfect
 
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For that small a tank, get a fairly standard bulb with a color you like and call it done. I'm growing plants out like crazy in a 1g cylinder vase (fairly tall) with a philips led 5000k bulb in a desk lamp. Plenty of light for you too, I think.
The Finnex is great, but more than you need. Perhaps a good idea if you want room to upgrade.


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Finnex Stingray is a great light.
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. It got me headed in the right direction. I ended up going with a 12Ē COODIA unit that has color control, is dimmable, and has a remote. For $30, I figure itís worth a try.
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