Using a desklamp on a Nano setup

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jwrage, 30 Oct 2008.

  1. jwrage

    jwrage Member

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    Hi all,

    On my mums recent trip to ikea I told her to look out for any vases that could double up as a nice Nano aquarium. The vase she got me is great! Perfect for the job! However I'm not sure how to light such a thing. I wondered If I could use a standard desk lamp and still achieve reasonable plant growth. Has anyone had success using a desk lamp on their nano?
    Any advice is much appreciated.
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    desk lamp is fine to use.
     
  3. Steve Smith

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    You can get pretty good 11w compact fluorescent lamps for £10 - £20 which will work fine. A lot of american nanos on APC use this kind of lighting setup. Try to get one with a higher kelvin rating around 65000K
     
  4. jwrage

    jwrage Member

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    Excellent! I'll keep you posted ;)
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    Actually, I believe Ikea sell various cheap lamps which would work well :)
     

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