LIGHTING for a 18.12.12 (inch) NANO tank

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by passerby*, 12 Jul 2008.

  1. passerby*

    passerby* Member

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    Hi, I have a 18”.12”.12” (inch) tank and I am struggling to find a suitable lighting system for a well planted tank, I was thinking of getting a arcadia arc pod 11w but I don’t think it will up to the job.. I want the lighting system to be compatible to the open tank design ….if that makes any sense…..
    Cheers for your time………suggestions very welcome
     
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  3. passerby*

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    cheers will do ...... (ur quick at replying)
     
  4. Garuf

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    Hello, I've the same size tank and in it's first incarnation I used a 36 powercompact in a strip of drain pipe with some legs on it so it rested on the tank rim, not Ideal but a good cheap option.
    There are also luminaires available from portugal that are perfect but unfortunately aren't shipped to the uk. :rolleyes:
     
  5. passerby*

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    cheers... so what lighting u using on tht tank now then...??

    cheers...passerby
     
  6. Garuf

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    Nothing, It had a busted seal so I had to strip it down. If I where you I'd go for the arcadia luminaire, you should have enough light to grow just about anything, and if you really want a boost just add some of those t6 tubes from AE.
     

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