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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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light for ada mini m

I am thinking of getting the Cube Garden MINI M and do not know what light to get. Should I go with that home depot light? Also does the ada site ship from locations in the U.S.
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They ship from Houston, TX. ive seen good results with the home depot CF lights.
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Theres a desk lamp 27 watt full spectrum for about $20 at home depot, people've been using that.
And yeah, adg ships from texas too.
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Theres a desk lamp 27 watt full spectrum for about $20 at home depot, people've been using that.
And yeah, adg ships from texas too.
Yeah, I saw that desk and floor lamp with a 27 watt quad CF and it looks great. I would get that. I believe the bulb is 6700k.
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I have the 27 watt desk lamp from HD and yes it's a 6700k.I get pretty good results from it but I did modify it due to lack of any reflector. I cut the backing from behind the bulb but left the top part of the light clip intact. I then cut a piece of thin cardboard from a coors light 12 pack and glued some mylar to it and fit it behind the bulb, it works well...

I am curious to see how much difference in growth with the 200 dollar ADA light compared to the 20 dollar HD light.
Any one have 2 nano tanks with the same substrate plants and with both lights? LOL!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 03:53 PM
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There's a clipon 6700k light (think it's 13w, might be 18w) from I've been wanting to check it out but can't find anything else I want to buy from that site and don't want to get dinged on the minimum purchase fee along with S&H, so I haven't bought it yet. Could work well for what you want to do though.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 02:48 AM
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how long is that desk lamp fixture and bulb?

Would a 20" 10 gal tank be too long for it?

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