Nano Lighting - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
fordtrannyman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (157/99%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 884
Question Nano Lighting

Has anyone had any luck keeping med. light plants in a 8"x6"x8" Nano
using a 7W 7200K Azoo Compact Fluorescent?
fordtrannyman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 05:36 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
mpodolan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lenox, MI
Posts: 1,484
It could work. But just remember that the whole "watts per gallon" rule doesn't really apply to small (or large) tanks. If that doesn't work, you could try the Home Depot 27w CF fixture. They're cheap and work pretty well for nanos (I have one over my 10" cube and I'm growing HC and dwarf hairgrass).

Mike


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mpodolan is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
fordtrannyman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (157/99%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 884
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpodolan View Post
It could work.
I would like to use it, If I can. I like the open-top w/clip on light look.
I know Azoo makes an 18w clip on.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpodolan View Post
But just remember that the whole "watts per gallon" rule doesn't really apply to small (or large) tanks.
Yeh, I've already learned that lesson, Thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpodolan View Post
If that doesn't work, you could try the Home Depot 27w CF fixture. They're cheap and work pretty well for nanos (I have one over my 10" cube and I'm growing HC and dwarf hairgrass).
I looked for it in your 10" thread.
Is this a DIY canopy or suspended canopy?
fordtrannyman is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 05:59 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
mpodolan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lenox, MI
Posts: 1,484
It is an open top tank. It's just a desk-type lamp that many people on here have tried and had success with.

Mike


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mpodolan is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 06:16 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
mpodolan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lenox, MI
Posts: 1,484
It's this one http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...01716+10143001

Mike


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mpodolan is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 01:31 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ottawa, On
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpodolan View Post
Argh, it says "the product you are trying to view is not currently available."
blizzack is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
mpodolan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lenox, MI
Posts: 1,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by blizzack View Post
Argh, it says "the product you are trying to view is not currently available."
Just go to the Home Depot site and type in your local zip code. Then search lighting (less than $50) to see if your store carries it. It is called the Lights of America 27 w Sunlight Desk Lamp. If not, here's another link to it http://www.esplighting.com/1127.html

Mike


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mpodolan is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 01:56 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ottawa, On
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpodolan View Post
Just go to the Home Depot site and type in your local zip code. Then search lighting (less than $50) to see if your store carries it. It is called the Lights of America 27 w Sunlight Desk Lamp. If not, here's another link to it http://www.esplighting.com/1127.html
Thanks very much.

I still can't see the Home Depot version, can someoen post the SKU number so I can try and order it from my local home depot here in Canada?

Thanks again.

Josh
blizzack is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 04:14 PM
Fresh Fish Freak
 
lauraleellbp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 24,403
Store SKU# 207142



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Next meeting Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:15pm- See ya there!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
lauraleellbp is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
fordtrannyman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (157/99%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 884
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpodolan View Post
It is an open top tank. It's just a desk-type lamp that many people on here have tried and had success with.
Thanks for the reply.
I setup the hard scape last night. So I'll try some low-light stuff first w/the 7w and go from there.
fordtrannyman is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 06:42 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 345
You can also search "Home Depot" in the Lighting section of this forum. I've made a DIY with the CF 27w light. More importantly, I've added a picture of the box since I had never found one online. You can see a picture of the lamp assembled and the packaging so you can recognize it.
charpark is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome