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Old 05-06-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
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Need help choosing lights for my 10g nano

FOWLR now, hoping for it to slowly become zoa/mushroom garden.

I've narrowed it down to these three, simply because they're the only lights I can find for a 10g.. I don't want to go PC or halidie route, as I don't want high heat output..

Amazon.com: 18-24 in. Marineland Double Bright LED Light - 6 x 1W white - 3 x .06W blue: Kitchen & Dining

Amazon.com: 18 to 24 in. Marineland Single Brite LED Light Fixture - 54 x .06W LED: Kitchen & Dining

Current USA Nova Extreme T5HO X2 - Saltwater T-5 HO Fixtures

Obviously the second light is the cheapest and the one I'd hope would be sufficient enough... but the third comes with the lights I need, and seems to have a higher output?

Idk, anything beats the standard 18w flouresecent bulb I have.

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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some other options:

Aquarium Lighting for Freshwater and Reef Systems: Nova Extreme Compact SLR T-5 Fixtures

Aquarium Lighting T5 Fluorescent Light Fixture: AquaticLife T5 HO Dual Lamp Light Fixtures

I would want to get as close to a 20" fixture as possible so you have complete tank coverage.

Good luck. I'm not sure about the LED's alot of people are talking about them but not as many are trying em LOL

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ultimate...what did you eventually decide on? I am also in the beginnings of setting up a 10g nano and am deliberating the merits of LED vs T5s

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