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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2014, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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New 5 gallon, light ideas?

Need suggestions
It's 36x22x26cm
I'm going to be doing low tech plants. And no co2 but will dose ferts.
I'm leaning towards a clip finnex? What one though? Also I like to spend less then 50$
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2014, 07:25 AM
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I've seen people using ordinary lamps in smaller setups. All you would do is just buy a bulb with your preferred kelvin temp.

Or you can buy the fluval mini compact light. It's 46 bucks on amazon. I've heard good reviews on it
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Get a finnex stingray, that seems like the best bet for low light and nice looking. I just got one and am trying it out now.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 12:36 AM
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Dr. Fosters and Smith website has Led lights on sale right now. A 18-24" one is 31.99 right now. They are having a big light sale. They have them for general aquarium lighting, planted, and reef tanks.
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36cm = 14". An 18" light would stick out pretty far. Perhaps something like this would work better?

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