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LED suggestions for 16" Betta bowl

So I have a huge 16" diameter glass fish bowl that I'd like to use an LED with, but I don't think a clipon would work. Are there any decent LEDs that are made for bowls or is it DIY time? All suggestions welcomed!
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For that setup I would suggest the Fluval Nano bluetooth light. Would provide more than enough light. The trick would be mounting it. The factory bracket is an L shaped piece of metal. It can be used in either direction |____ or
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If you could create a piece of metal or wood in an L shape that the bowl would sit on, the run up the back of the tank, this would give you a good mounting spot using the factory parts.
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I found an inexpensive goose neck led light for my betta bowl at a hobby lobby. I don't remember the name of it but I found it in the art supplies area on clearance. It has been a pretty decent light for my bowl as my plants grow fairly ok.
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Here is a nice bowl led light.
Led Aquarium Light - Innovate Flexible LED lamp for Freshwater Aquarium - Fish Tank Light - NanoSoft Plus Yellow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FQL9BX5..._T0.ECbYMQPBSH
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I have one of these tanks-love it. But I just use a bulky clip lamp with cfl (13 watt 6500k) works great for me. No suggestions for LED, hard to get a good wide spread in length and width for this tank.
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Kessil makes high quality led lights that may be what you are looking for. I come from more of a reef keeping background, but kessil has some of the best coloration of any lighting. Depending on your budget, you could look into the freshwater versions of the AI prime hd or the radion xr15 pro. They both have easy controls for both color temperature and intensity.
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So I have a huge 16" diameter glass fish bowl that I'd like to use an LED with, but I don't think a clipon would work. Are there any decent LEDs that are made for bowls or is it DIY time? All suggestions welcomed!
Attach one of these to a board/stand for the bowl.. though there is a pic w/ it attached to a fishbowl.



https://www.amazon.com/Leite-Aquariu...gateway&sr=8-2


BTW: They seem to be screwing around w/ the light naming/models..so suggest caution:
LED Aquarium Lights Dimmable For Fish Coral Saltwater Freshwater Plant Nano tank



Search this "somewhere"....


They used to have a fw version (6500k) and a sw.. which w/ dimming certain channels is "useable"


Freshwater does not have the wireless remote but is step dimmable..
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For that setup I would suggest the Fluval Nano bluetooth light. Would provide more than enough light. The trick would be mounting it. The factory bracket is an L shaped piece of metal. It can be used in either direction |____ or
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I was thinking of buying one for the bowl since I just bought to Fluval Floras that come with them. They're pretty nice. I'd go with a CFL and desklamp setup with a timer, but I don't like the idea of insta-bright and insta-dark - seems pretty streesful and unnatural. I may just get another of these...
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I found an inexpensive goose neck led light for my betta bowl at a hobby lobby. I don't remember the name of it but I found it in the art supplies area on clearance. It has been a pretty decent light for my bowl as my plants grow fairly ok.
@EdWiser Haha wow, pretty cool, I've never seen that one. Not sure if 2.5W would be enough for how planted the bowl will be, but will keep it on my radar, thanks

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I like @Immortal1's suggestion of the fluval bluetooth nano. The FluvalSmart app is excellent and easy to use. It gives you good control of color, ramps, and duration with a simple to use smartphone application.
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Kessil makes high quality led lights that may be what you are looking for. I come from more of a reef keeping background, but kessil has some of the best coloration of any lighting. Depending on your budget, you could look into the freshwater versions of the AI prime hd or the radion xr15 pro. They both have easy controls for both color temperature and intensity.
I watched a Water Box vid on Youtube today where he recommended one by Kessil - I have the tab somewhere amongst the other 40 I have open. I looked like reef lighting at first glance but I need to take a better look.

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Attach one of these to a board/stand for the bowl.. though there is a pic w/ it attached to a fishbowl.



https://www.amazon.com/Leite-Aquariu...gateway&sr=8-2


BTW: They seem to be screwing around w/ the light naming/models..so suggest caution:
LED Aquarium Lights Dimmable For Fish Coral Saltwater Freshwater Plant Nano tank



Search this "somewhere"....


They used to have a fw version (6500k) and a sw.. which w/ dimming certain channels is "useable"


Freshwater does not have the wireless remote but is step dimmable..
I actually did buy the fw version without the remote. Too heavy for my liking to clip onto the top side of the bowl, so I used it for another 5G tank for now. You can see min by searching the .ca version of "Somewhere" for Lominie LED Aquarium Light, Asta 20 Nano Dimmable Planted Tank Lights 6500K with Gooseneck for Plant Freshwater Aquarium Fish Tank Refugium (Planted Version)

I like the dimmer, but would loooove if I could set up a timed dimmer for sunset and sunrise, but I think I'm dreaming. May as well just spring for another Fluval Nano at that point...
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I watched a Water Box vid on Youtube today where he recommended one by Kessil - I have the tab somewhere amongst the other 40 I have open. I looked like reef lighting at first glance but I need to take a better look.
Kessil usually makes 2 versions of each light. For your setup, you could do a kessil a80 tuna sun. This is the planted tank light. The tuna blue version of any of their lights are for reef tanks.

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I watched a Water Box vid on Youtube today where he recommended one by Kessil - I have the tab somewhere amongst the other 40 I have open. I looked like reef lighting at first glance but I need to take a better look.
Kessil usually makes 2 versions of each light. For your setup, you could do a kessil a80 tuna sun. This is the planted tank light. The tuna blue version of any of their lights are for reef tanks.
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