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Old 01-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #11
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in your nano tank, you should go with PAR38. It would be better to be able to dim the PAR38 and they are rather low cost, so make sure you double check if the PAR38 is dimmable.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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After looking at a lot of stuff last night I decided that the par38 route will be the easiest for me to do. I like the look of this clamp fixture: PAR38 Easy Mountable Aquarium Light Fixture - Reef Clamp Lamp
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #13
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as I mentioned, I would strongly suggest to have a dimmable PAR38 rather than on/off only. Not all corals can accept the full blast of LED and it will cost a lot more to replace them than simply pay more to get the dimmable light
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Ok im slightly confused about the dimmable ones. It says you can dim them with a common household dimmer switch. What if I don't have one of those? Is there a fixture with a built in dimmer?
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the one you link looks to me is a regular clam light with on off switch. You can use one of those house hold dimming switch for sure, just need to make sure the PAR38 bulb u getting can be dimmed
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Lowes sells an inline dimmer that should work fine.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #17
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Lowes sells an inline dimmer that should work fine.
Perfect! I was worried about hardwiring one in. There are no outlets on the wall where my tank is. I would have to wire to one pretty far away. Not to mention Im renting this house haha.
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