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Looking at these two lights for a 7G riparium build. Height of the light over the tank is a key factor, and I don't want to DIY a light stand this time.

The tank is a CAD Lights 7G, dimensions are 16" W x 10" D x 10" T


Lights I am considering are:

Eheim


Wave-Point


Height above the tank is key, along with overall quality of light emitted being another. I know can get the Eheim to a height of 7" above the rim.

Any experience and advice with the Wave-Point, height measurement, or suggestion for different light would be appreciated; cost is not the biggest factor here either.

Thanks in advance!
 

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^ Can't recommend a light but I wanted to say how beautiful that tank is. What the plants in the back?
Thanks for the compliment :) The plants against the back wall in this picture are:
Hypoestes phyllostachya
Tradescantia zebrina
Fittonia verschaffeltti
Pilea caderi
Pilea involucrata
Aglaonema simplex
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
Rhapis excelsa
Ruellia 'Katie' Dwarf Bluebell

What about a simple desktop lamp? You know, the kind that looks like a pixar lamp.
I freed up a spare Eheim LED, gonna use that for now…
 

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I have the WavePoint on my SpecV @ the max height (both mount piece uses as shown in the pic, light sits ~6" above the water surface). I can grow HC in the substrate. Color temp is nice and looks better than say a 6500k CFL.

Awesome tank BTW!
 
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