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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting for a 2.6 G tank...

So I have decided I will want my red lily, anubias and ...grassy plant to stay. I plan on adding some dwarf lettuce and wisteria. Once I get my tank more established, I would like to add some crypts so I won't be moving things around and disturb them. My tank came with an attachable LED but it simply states its a 1.5 watt. Would this be efficient for what I intend to plant or should I look for something else? I see a lot mentioned but they are all for bigger tanks, which I plan to get when I move and have room.

Also, I am snagging some flourish and maybe some root tabs. today I think I will stick to just gravel as I think it will be easiest for me.
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i would get a clip on or desk lamp, with a 6500K compact florescent bulb:)
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i would get a clip on or desk lamp, with a 6500K compact florescent bulb:)
Any specific brand I should look for?
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How long is the tank? If it's around 12" one of these might work. Depends on what you want to spend. These are just basic lights with no bells and whistles.

If you anticipate getting a larger tank and know what size you will purchase you could get an appropriate Stingray for that one. I bought a 36" fixture to go over two side-by-side five gallons. I don't have them now but still use the fixture on my 20 long; it hangs over a couple of inches on each end.

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I had a clip-on LED over my 2.5 Mini Bow and it worked fine. I think it ran $12.00-$15.00.

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How long is the tank? If it's around 12" one of these might work. Depends on what you want to spend. These are just basic lights with no bells and whistles.

If you anticipate getting a larger tank and know what size you will purchase you could get an appropriate Stingray for that one. I bought a 36" fixture to go over two side-by-side five gallons. I don't have them now but still use the fixture on my 20 long; it hangs over a couple of inches on each end.

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I had a clip-on LED over my 2.5 Mini Bow and it worked fine. I think it ran $12.00-$15.00.
It's only 8 1/2 inches wide. It's the square tank.
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nope, no specific brand, just find a lamp or clip on lamp (around 10-15W should work)
and get that bulb in the light bulb section (mine are 13W) and that should work.
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