The Planted Tank Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 2.5g tank set up. I'm having trouble finding a hood/cover for that size (It did come with a solid glass hood). Does anyone make a hood with a light fixture for such a small tank (6" X 12")? I'd like to put a 15W florecent bulb over it. It'll soon have a Pygmy Chain Sword, Bannana Plant and Dwarf Hairgrass.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,394 Posts
+1 on the Hampton Bay 27w desk lamp. i just recently bought one for the tank i'm setting up and like it.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
i have a 2.5 G and I use a hood that seems to be built for it; the label says it's made by "all-glass aquarium inc.", and it's a '12" fluorescent aquarium reflector', rated at "120 volt 20 watt 60 hz". the light tube inside is actually 8 w though, and it says "all-glass aquarium preheat aquarium lamp". I have a picture of my tank here but the hood is not obvious:(

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13470&d=1242064545
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
i have a 2.5 G and I use a hood that seems to be built for it; the label says it's made by "all-glass aquarium inc.", and it's a '12" fluorescent aquarium reflector', rated at "120 volt 20 watt 60 hz". the light tube inside is actually 8 w though, and it says "all-glass aquarium preheat aquarium lamp". I have a picture of my tank here but the hood is not obvious:(

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13470&d=1242064545
If you could get a pic of the hood I'd be really interested to see it! I'm just about to break down and build one for mine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
There's a Zoo Med hood that I used when I had my AGA 2.5 tank running in my office.

http://www.petguys.com/-097612325000.html

its 12" wide, perfect for that tank, and is just a single light screw type socket perfect for any type of CF bulb. I used an Ott-Light screw type CF Bulb sold at Home Depot/Lowes, but since it takes any standard screw type, your options are open to what bulbs you can find.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
the ott light looks pricey, i picked up a 13 watt 5700k desk lamp for 15 bucks at bed bath and beyond. I must have got lucky because I went back and there are none left!
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top