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I have found a massive fish bowl that is probably 10 to 15 gallons. I'm planning on low to medium light because I don't want to do CO2 in this tank and I want it to be relatively low maintenance because it's going to be in my office which I don't get to use that much. I am going for a some what more modern and clean look so I want to hang a nice hanging light fixture with an LED light in it. Below are two that I have found that I think might work but I don't know anything about LEDs so I was hoping you guys could help.

Orphek has the NR12 Planted that may work but they don't have any par data and I didn't see anything on TPT with any info. The issue I have with this one is I think it may be a little too blue but I don't know. What I like about it is that I can hook it up to a dimmer so if it's too bright at the hight that I want it I can turn it down a bit

http://orphek.com/nr-12/

Ecoxotic has something similar that is RGB and I though it would be cool because I can adjust the color to my liking. I spoke to a rep today and he said I could hook it up to a timer and it would maintain the settings that were set prior to it being turned off buuuuut I don't know.
http://www.ecoxotic.com/par38-led-aquarium-lamp-rgb-with-remote.html


They are both priced about the same. the Orphek is $115 shipped and the Ecoxotic is $99 but I didn't look into shipping yet.

Does any one have any first hand experience with either of these lights?

Can any one look at the specs and give me an idea if these would work well?

I am looking to suspend the light about 36 inches above the substrate. the bowl 16 inches tall by about 58 inches around. the biggest I have ever seen



The can inside the bowl is a 12oz soda can.

Any help on lighting this beast would be GREATLY appreciated!!
 

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You are right, thats a big bowl :) Where did you find it?
IMO since I have tons of knowledge of Par bulb LED lighting, Honestly for your intended use, get a 18watt up to 24watt Par38 with 90° lenses, 6500K light! Hang the light 12" above the tanks rim!

If you do this, you will get excatly what your looking for in regards to lighting, looks and ability to grow plants in your bowl... Ebay and other places incl hardwear stores have these light from about $20.00 up to $40.00 tottal... You will not need a dimmer uless your light is 2" off the tanks top edge... do get a simple light timmer, it will keep things simple. I caint wait to see what you do with this bowl... :)

Have fun!
 

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Thanks for the input. that will definitely get me started. Based on what you side i don't think either lights would work at all for what i want. You said 18 to 24 w bulbs and i think both the Orphan and the Ecoxotic are only 12 w.

Do you you perfect one brand over another?

I think what i will untimely do is get one of the Kessil Amazon Sun 6500k pendant lights. I really want it about 36 inches above the substrate for aesthetic reasons

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I decided just to go with a Kessil a150we. Thanks for offering your light but I just wasn't feelin it. Not sure why. The biggest thing is that I wanted the light farther above the bowl for aesthetics. Keep a look out, once I make more progress on my big tank I'll start a journal on the massive bowl.
 
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