Hello there! Please go easy one me
This is my first post here after lurking abit
My appoligse if this is in the wrong forum, please dont beat me to bad if it is!
I have a nano tank that i am currently setting up and after spending the last few weeks pondering what lighting to use with it have now decided to cry for help
The cube is 12" wide by 9.5" deep. I was looking at trying to get around 18-24watts of light over the little cube. Ideally the lighting will fit within the dimensions of the cube and sit on top of it.
I have looked at the Arcadia Arc Pods and while they are quite nice and compact, they arent very bright and the colour of the light produced by the bulb itself is very blue/pink. Not only that but for what they are, they seem quite expensive.
Another lighting option i have looked at was HaiYang Clip-On T5 Compact Aquarium Light Unit ( http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/cat...-lamp-unit.asp
). While this fits well within my budget it does have afew draw backs. It being a totally self contained unit means that when the time comes to change the bulb i have to throw the whole unit away....not to enviroment friendly!
The second issue is that i have no idea what the colour spectrum of the bulb is and the companys website gives very little away
The thing i stumbled upon late last night was a bunch of lights made by a company called Coralife or Oceanic systems. Two products made by them caught my eye, a Aqualight Deluxe - Double Linear Strip and a Mini Aqualight Deluxe - Double Linear Strip. The Aqualight Deluxe comes in a 12" version which would be perfect and the Mini Aqualight Deluxe comes in a 9" version which would also do the job (http://www.oceanicsystems.com/produc...near-strip.php
). The only downside to these is i cant find a single uk retailer that sells them.....so they would have to come from the U.S and the shipping costs alone are equal the cost of the product themselfs
So i am at a loss! I am open to any suggestions based on the three products above, if anyone knows a UK retailer that stocks those light made by Coralife then please point me in there direction
Other than that.....any other lighting solutions about worth considering? Any help would be fantastic and if it helps you lot out at all i am living in England....the main reason why the Coralife lighting is sort of a problem
Thanks in advance!