Light Options for a Nano

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by johnny70, 14 Jan 2008.

  1. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    I have 2 tanks 18x10x10, which are currently using as a cory grow on tank. I want to plant the up and use them for 2 male betta's I have, now the tanks are basic, just glass with a condensation lid and a plain flexible black plastic lid.

    No what are the realistic options for lighting that doesn't include a hood for an 18" tank, will be pretty low tech. no co2 injection but will ferts dose and liquid carbon

    Cheers
    JOHNNY
     
  2. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    a single t8 in a strip of drain pipe?
     
  3. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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  4. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Thanks Dan, I have a couple of those already, was wondering if there were other option, probably should have said about these :oops:

    JOHNNY
     
  5. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Lighting a non-hooded tank is going to be tricky and a luminary is going to be expensive and over kill if you want low-tech/light.

    The half drain pipe idea isn't all that bad, line it with foil as a makeshift reflector, or you could just use a reflector and hand it above the tank somehow, they aren't expensive.

    Sam
     

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