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Old 06-06-2010, 09:17 PM   #1 
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Question I want a light ..!

my friend let me have her aquarium so i could finally get a fish!
its a 2 gallon tank. the hood of the tank doesnt support a light, and i really want one for my plants sake.
is there such thing as a mini stick-on aquarium light, or something like that? if there is such thing, i'll be verrry grateful if you let me know. thanks
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #2 
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my friend let me have her aquarium so i could finally get a fish!
its a 2 gallon tank. the hood of the tank doesnt support a light, and i really want one for my plants sake.
is there such thing as a mini stick-on aquarium light, or something like that? if there is such thing, i'll be verrry grateful if you let me know. thanks
If you have a decent local fish store, check their lighting section. How is the top of the tank made? You can maybe replace it with a small piece of plexi glass (with holes in it for air circulation) and put a light on top of that.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:10 PM   #3 
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I have an LED light by marina, its for goldfish it attaches easy on a critter keeper, it does its job for my betta but as for the plants, they have all died =(
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ahh I just posted a question similar to this! I am gonna look for a small LED light if I can find one now. Does your LED make the water hotter in any way Welsh?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:30 PM   #5 
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i would coose a panel of red and blue led lights you could buy strips of them for real cheap off ebay and most of them are waterproof! =) also red and blue are the only colors from light that your plants can use to grow and boy do they grow from the leds in my experience =)


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ahh I just posted a question similar to this! I am gonna look for a small LED light if I can find one now. Does your LED make the water hotter in any way Welsh?

leds dont use filaments for light so they dont produce any heat whatsoever
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i would coose a panel of red and blue led lights you could buy strips of them for real cheap off ebay and most of them are waterproof! =) also red and blue are the only colors from light that your plants can use to grow and boy do they grow from the leds in my experience =)





leds dont use filaments for light so they dont produce any heat whatsoever
Gah! I wanted a light for light purposes as well as as heat purposes. :( at least in the summer the heat issue won't be TOO bad, in winter it will be an issue though.
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I dont think it does no, the water is over 80 and I have had to turn the heater down but its summer at the moment, so I have put it down to that, it does look nice in his tank though, nice and silvery lol =)
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If you have a decent local fish store, check their lighting section. How is the top of the tank made? You can maybe replace it with a small piece of plexi glass (with holes in it for air circulation) and put a light on top of that.
welll it deffinitley has holes for air, but the tank itself is oddly shaped and i dont think i'd be able to replace the top. if it was a rectangular tank, i'd just replace it. and i already did check my local (awesome) fish store, and all they had were bulbs. so im pretty much SOL , aha.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #9 
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Aww I have an aqua 360 from petco and I took the led lights from the bottom ant but a clear bag on it to waterproof it and used twisties to hold it in place on the lid (I also completely removed my under gravel filter since I didn't need it anyway) if you'd like I can post sum pix
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Aww I have an aqua 360 from petco and I took the led lights from the bottom ant but a clear bag on it to waterproof it and used twisties to hold it in place on the lid (I also completely removed my under gravel filter since I didn't need it anyway) if you'd like I can post sum pix
ooo, post some pics please! I am interested by how you are describing this.:)

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