Floodlight options for a 2ft tank.

Herrwibi

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I've been looking into this for a while now .

I have a 2x1x1 tank . Holds about 60l and I'm thinking of doing a low tech set up .

The problem I've got is the chihiros would take over 4 weeks to get here if I ordered one .

My question is would it be better to go with a single 20w or 2x10w all at 6500k.
 

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I have a single 20 W over a 50x50x50cm cube, works good for a low tech tank. For a longer tank i would go with two.
 

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2x 10 or 2x 20, not that much difference in money. with 2x 20 you can increase the distance and the spread a bit more.
 
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I’ve got a single 12W COB lamp running on a 31cm cube at the moment (on the right) and it’s working ok. In fact I’ve just ordered a dimmable version as it may be a bit bright. The COB LED was £3.28 on eBay.

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2x 10 or 2x 20, not that much difference in money. with 2x 20 you can increase the distance and the spread a bit more.
I'm worried if I go 2x20w there will be a big algae built up . I know increasing the distance from the water level will help reduce this .

I’ve got a single 12W COB lamp running on a 31cm cube at the moment (on the right) and it’s working ok. In fact I’ve just ordered a dimmable version as it may be a bit bright. The COB LED was £3.28 on eBay.


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Do you have a link to the products?
 

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i bought one of these and rigged it up.

bought some cable and a plug and done, if you have a way to attach it or wall to screw it too.

seems to be working really well and plants already started to pearl as soon as i turned it on.

https://cpc.farnell.com/v-tac/402-vt-30-b/floodlight-led-30w-6400k-black/dp/LA07365?CMP=TREML007-005
How the light working out for you? Tempted to get a couple of the 20w spots for my tank, rather than buying the Chihiros ones from china
 

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just ordered 1 more. included with 3 gang waterproof connectors as the cables are really short! lol says 900mm but they come 9 inch..
 
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