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Old 10-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #1 
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Question Critter Keeper Lighting?

So Maxwell is in a 3 gallon critter keeper with heater and everything. My only problem is he has no light. So I put him in the kitchen so he is somewhat lit up but I never really get to see him.
I want to get him some type of lighting so he can go in the living room.
Any suggestions on what I can use? Perferably something that cannot melt the lid and is not blinding or requires alot of electricty. :)
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #2 
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Maybe a lamp with a 6500k fluorescent bulb?

Other than that I have no clue. :/
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:23 PM   #3 
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Go to home depot & find a small LED light that can be sat on top of the lid on the clear flap.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:28 PM   #4 
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My mom has a little fish tank hood that does not fit any of the tanks we own. I think it was for a tall 2 gallon. It has a fluorescent bulb I think.
Would that work?
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #5 
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Lamp, LED light, mild sunlight, hooded light, etc all work :)

The only problem with the hood is that if it doesn't fit just right you shouldn't use it. It's a serious hazard when not properly fitted.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #6 
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Well if I use the hood it would just sit on top of the critter keeper lid.
I do not want to risk it dropping in of course.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #7 
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My point is that depending on the bulb it CAN melt the lid or will heat the water up... My 2.5's lighting gets hot, and heats up their water FAST. I'll have to switch out their bulbs to something more appropriate. (Flourescent, low heat, 6500k spectrum with some color.)
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #8 
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You could use a small, stylish lamp.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:09 AM   #9 
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You could use a small, stylish lamp.
That's my suggestion.. can choose an appropriate bulb, is fixated elsewhere, won't produce excessive heat to the tank, can be placed far enough away so it isn't hazardous.. etc,etc..
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:28 AM   #10 
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I will look into the lamp idea. :)
I tried a lamp once before a while ago and it was really bright and made algea grow everywhere. lol
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