Anyone tried LED lighting yet??
My short question first:
Has anyone tried the Current USA PowerBrite LED Lighting System (4x1W 10000K) in a freshwater Nano?? Is it sufficient for the main light source for a 2.5g nano? Out of desparation, I just ordered one.
I have been lurking this site for the last several weeks (great resource by the way) and am finally running into some issues I could use some help with.
I set up my first nano tank about 3 weeks ago. It is in a standard style 2.5 gallon glass aquarium. I am using a Coralife Mini Freshwater Aqualight (18w compact flour.). My plants seem to LOVE it, but it is doing my fish in due to the rise in temperature when the light is on. I am in Texas where indoors the temp in my house can frequently hit 80 even with the air on (trying to conserve the a/c costs). I got home from work the other day and the temp in my tank was 86F!! It was only about 79F in the house. Several of my green neons were clearly on their way out. After a quick water change and a few ice cubes, I got it back down to 82 and the fish seemed okay for the moment.
I need a light source that will keep my plants thriving, but not cook my poor fishies. When I purchased my Coralife light, I almost bought the Current USA LED strip, but decided against it since I couldn't find enough info on it and an email to the company when unresponded to. Is anyone using LEDs for the sole light source in a planted Nano? If so, how do they work for you?
Any other suggestions?