Any good?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Garuf, 19 Feb 2008.

  1. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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  2. alexandre

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    I got 20W PC on a 3 us G and it is far to be a football stadium. So I would imagine 16W on a 18" will be to weak.

    www.rexgrigg.com/mlt.html
     
  3. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    my thoughts exactly, I need to do something to improve A) aesthetics B) light quality on my 10 gallon and since its such a disgusting dimension I'm finding it impossible to find anything suitable.
    no one makes anything for 18" tanks
     
  4. Themuleous

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    It would be over kill but have you thought about one of these?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/T5-AQUARIUM-OVERH ... m153.l1262

    The legs are movable over the whole length of the unit so in theory you could put this on a 5 inch tank! It would mean it over handing either side by 3" but that might not be the end of the world, the light bulbs dont start for a inch or two anyway.

    Sam
     
  5. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Sam, I think we could be onto a winner!
    After Arana's I'll see what money I have to spare and invest if possible. 3 inches shouldn't be too bad and I can suspend it.
     
  6. Lisa_Perry75

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    Keep an eye out as this seller usually has loads of these starting at £1 with £15 postage. I keep bidding but get outbid at last minute when I've forgotten about it. Sometimes they go for £2, sometimes £6.60 sometimes £13.50...
    They were having loads on there but none atm grrr
     
  7. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    URGH, how good would it be to pick one up for £2! thanks for the tip Lisa.
     
  8. Lisa_Perry75

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    Just shhhhhh don't tell anyone :lol: I'm desperate for one on my 2' tank so I can go high tech!
     
  9. Themuleous

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    Remember also that you'll have to replace the supplied bulbs, although thanks to JamesC you can save yourself a bucket load and get good quality cheapo ones ;)
     

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