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Old 04-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #1 
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small clip-on lights?

hi guys, i finally have a bit of cash to spare so i'm getting close to making a few of the small upgrades i've been meaning to & collecting small things for the new tank i'll be setting up over the summer. both the tank i have and the one i'm going to get are rimless, and i've been trying to decide between these two lights: the fluval mini or the finnex aquarium light. i've seen both these lights on members' tanks so i was wondering if anyone had strong opinions about either one? the finnex seems a little bright at least for the three gallon tank, but for my existing tank i'll have to clip whatever light i use on to the back of the aquarium if i want to use the lid, and sticking straight out the fluval light would overhang a lot- can it be turned sideways from where it's clipped? the screw makes it look like it can, but i haven't seen any pictures like that, so i'm not sure.

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #2 
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I think these clips will only clip onto 6mm rimless tanks :(
edit: oh nevermind. lol. dummy me cant read.

I have the fluval one and it works great. I think for my 3.6 gallon rimless it provides med/highish light ^_^

Ive never used the finnex one, but i believe the bulb is easier to replace?

My fluval can swivel on the horizontal plane. so you can change the focus of the lighting :)

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #3 
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I like the Deep Blue Solar Flares. They have a 9", a 12", and a spot light. They are on a gooseneck, so you can angle them just right and get them up a little higher if necessary.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:22 PM   #4 
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thanks guys, i decided to start with the fluval then! it should be a good length for my tank if it can be turned horizontally. i have heard that the bulbs are irritating to replace too, though, and it would be much too long for my cube, so maybe i'll end up with one of each. the deep blues do look cool, but i think i'd like to stay away from leds for now.
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