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Old 10-14-2012, 11:56 AM   #1 
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Good plant light for 2.5 gal?

Im looking for a good plant light for my 2.5 gallon tank..anyone know of any?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:11 PM   #2 
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I use a 23w 6400k cfl and a student clamp lamp

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I had a perfecto 12.5 in hood from amazon, but i sold that to bettaQi because I hated removing it rverytime I needed access to the tank...
the lamp is so much easier. just.. lift.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #3 
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Thank you. Thats a good idea...I dont know as though it will fit where i need it tho :/ but I will def keep it in mind. How did the light strip work as far as plants? did it over heat the tank water?

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #4 
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I use a 23w 6400k cfl and a student clamp lamp

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/15/ry6e3e2u.jpg

I had a perfecto 12.5 in hood from amazon, but i sold that to bettaQi because I hated removing it rverytime I needed access to the tank...
the lamp is so much easier. just.. lift.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:36 PM   #5 
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it finally loaded lol. Thank you. Thats a good idea...I dont know as though it will fit where i need it tho :/ but I will def keep it in mind. How did the light strip work as far as plants? did it over heat the tank water?
If you're asking about the hood for the 2.5, it works fine for what I have -- java moss, duckweed, broadleaf water wisteria.

I have it lying on top of the 2.5 glass cover.

It is a bit annoying to pick it up every time, but I prop it on the wire shelf right above (i have a 3 level wire rack from Lowe's rated 250 lbs per shelf. my 5.5 is on the top shelf and there is enough room right in front of the tank for the hood to shine through the wire to light whatever I'm doing).
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