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Old 08-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #1 
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Are these products suitable?

Hi after 2 days of research (I dont want to order something that wont work) i have came to the conclusion that for my planted 10 gallon tank (low maintenance plants but they arent doing the greatest) i want http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...0#BVRRWidgetID
a glass top and a light fixture which would sit on top.
http://www.marineandreef.com/Nova_Ex...p/rcu01136.htm

Would these two products work well in a 10 gallon planted tank with betta and ADF's? They will take like a month to reach me so I want to be certain.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:09 PM   #2 
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That seems like a lot of light for low light plants in a 10 gallon tank. You could save youself a lot of money and go with a strip light with a couple of compact 6500ks to go on top of the canopy or even something like this http://www.amazon.com/Perfecto-reces...10+gallon+hood
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:30 AM   #3 
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http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-sup...-light-24.html

this will be good for your tank. 24 bucks
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #4 
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Im sure what you picked will work though.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #5 
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Actually it won't.

It's listed as a reef light, so the color spectrum would be off.

I would recommend this light instead as it's color spectrum is 6000k.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/aquaticl...ter-light-20in
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:33 AM   #6 
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I actually tried to buy every single one of those suggestions (starting with the least expensive one) but none of them ship to Canada. I tried one from Dr Foster and Smith (was only $30) but it is an exception as they will not ship it to me. The one Mashiro linked I was going to buy (even though much more pricey but i will sacrifice that to end this search) but shipping was going to cost me $80 bucks alone. This is so frustrating no where in my town sells a light fixture and no where online will ship it to me.

Only thing on Ebay Canada is Aqueon 20 inch for $65 (including shipping) but I heard Aqueon ballasts burn out very quickly?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aqueon-Fluore...item19da79205b
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #7 
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I found this for CA, I didnt realize how much more expensive stuff is for you guys. Maybe another member who is in canada will be able to recommend something cheaper.

http://www.bigalspets.ca/deluxe-fluo...ck-16-x-8.html
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #8 
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I'm in Canada. I feel your pain, Mitra. I love Canada and I don't want to move back to the states (I'm really American, shhhh...), but sometimes I think, well, at least I could get cheaper fish supplies, not to mention buy from US aquaidbid sellers. :p
Have you looked at eBay.ca? Just a thought.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #9 
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MichelleA would you say Aqueon is a good brand? I heard their ballasts burn out very quickly, do you have experience with Aqueon or can anyone else weigh in on this?

percyfyshshelley: Yeah we definitely have a lot less options and I have to wait on average a month for anything to get to me (I live in NWT). At least our salaries are a lot higher though :) . The only light fixture on Ebay Canada is made by Aqueon so I am hesitant.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #10 
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Could you get the fixture you linked at first and just get 6500/6700k replacements to go in it? 49.99 is a great deal for that fixture.
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