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Old 06-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #3321 
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #3322 
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Newest pic of tank. Just added some new plants! Just getting started, hopefully things "look" good so far.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:46 PM   #3323 
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Rhiannon, your tank looks fantastic! What are the plants you have?
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:56 PM   #3324 
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Some amazon swords and an anubias. We just put the swords in today.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:02 PM   #3325 
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How easy is it to get new-er light fixtures? The tank that I have Lin in right now is probably close to 6 years old, and it only comes with a horrendously weak incandescent. I can't buy them anymore so I have to use a 7 watt microwave bulb >_>...I don't bother plugging it in (it's attached to the lid).

I was just curious as to how easily I could change to maybe LEDs or at least fluorescent, but the lid is maybe...7"x"4"x3" (LxWxH), so I don't have a lot of space....

The brighter lights just makes the tank look sooo much better :C...mine is always dim, old and gloomy looking, XD
LED lights work, but IMO are really expensive and needlessly so! DX For the same punch of a CFL, you pay like twice as much :C BOOO.
Im not 100% sure what youre asking, butttt...It sounds like you need tubular lights? I use a cheap florescent bulb from Lights of America ($5 at omgomg WALMARTTT), those are the shiny bright lights! I love em. Its 6500K, which is great, and only 10w, so it fits in a lot of low-watt sources.

Have you also considered using a CFL or something in a light, like one of those cheap desk lights that bend, and aiming it into the tank either from above or on the side? I used to do that, worked well!


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Old 06-06-2011, 01:25 AM   #3326 
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Have you also considered using a CFL or something in a light, like one of those cheap desk lights that bend, and aiming it into the tank either from above or on the side? I used to do that, worked well!

bahamut, This is what I've done for Leroy's tank. Just used a desk lamp with an 8W, 6500 K, mini spiral fluorescent bulb. I put the desk lamp on top of the glass lid and bent the lamp so that the bulb was very near to the lid. Not a very "professional" look, but my plants in the tank are doing well (sorry you can't really see the lamp much, but can just see it on top at the left):

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^Yep! It works!
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #3328 
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Here's Goldie's re-decorated tank. I may take the house out though, not sure I like it and he hasn't shown any interest in it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #3329 
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Wow, that looks awesome! You must have some crazy strong mounts!
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #3330 
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bahamut, This is what I've done for Leroy's tank. Just used a desk lamp with an 8W, 6500 K, mini spiral fluorescent bulb. I put the desk lamp on top of the glass lid and bent the lamp so that the bulb was very near to the lid. Not a very "professional" look, but my plants in the tank are doing well (sorry you can't really see the lamp much, but can just see it on top at the left):

I love how completly natural this looks!
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