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Old 11-24-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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which lighting??

I've just got hold of an 8g tank for my betta but it doesn't have any lights in it. I'm wondering if anyone could tell me which kind i can get to fit in there? I'm hoping fir some kind of strip light, possibly LED? I've attached some pics so you can see what I'm working with. Thanks
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Also I'm hoping to have a low light plant in there, something like java fern or moss?
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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You could put pretty much any light in there that will fit, if you go with something like a cheap LED or whatever, just go with java ferns, anubias, java moss, etc and the light intensity really isn't that important.

I'd probably put a regular socket in there and use a screw in CFL.
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Can i use a regular socket?? I thought it had to be a special water tight one for aquariums? Plus what's a cfl? Lol
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cfl is compact fluorescent. The kind of sockets I've seen on standard fixture don't look like anything special, but you could get a waterproof type one if you wanted to. Just make sure everything is plugged into a gfci outlet and you should be good to go in case there is a short somewhere.

Sorry I'm not an electrician so I don't know much about the specifics lol.
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Its ok you confused me with the cfl lol I'm useless. Thanks I'll take a look around see what i can find
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