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Socratic Reef
01-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Ok, I have a JBJ Nano 28g with a media basket. I want to put some chaeto in the back of one of the media basket compartments.
JBJ sells a solution: http://www.jbjlighting.com/prod-nano-glo.html

It is a little more expensive than I wanted to go...

So, I found these other two options and I am looking for input from this group:
1) http://shop.mediabaskets.com/Underwater-10W-Single-Light-WTL10.htm
2) http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Blue-Solarflare-Micro-6700k/dp/B00AXNQ9OU

The first one might spread light more evenly from the inside out but generate more heat I am guessing.

Thanks in advance.

Murfman
01-20-2014, 06:56 PM
Go to Lowes or HD and get a CF spiral bulb in 2500-6500 spectrum and a cheap shop fixture. Will work fine.

hooked
01-20-2014, 07:17 PM
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv116/DandCRobbins/SCMAS/IMG_95341_zps2526bad3.jpg (http://s675.photobucket.com/user/DandCRobbins/media/SCMAS/IMG_95341_zps2526bad3.jpg.html)

sweat044
01-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Run the light 24/7 your growth will be amazing

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Sputnik
01-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Go to Lowes or HD and get a CF spiral bulb in 2500-6500 spectrum and a cheap shop fixture. Will work fine.

6500 daylight is best

Socratic Reef
01-20-2014, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the input - good suggestions - and inexpensive, which is what we all like. However, I was looking for a solution with a smaller footprint and a little 'cleaner' effect to it.

lsaint
01-20-2014, 08:40 PM
I have a Orphek PR-3 That is small and looks good and works good too

lsaint
01-20-2014, 08:43 PM
http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/orphek-pr-3-led

Bernout
01-21-2014, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the input - good suggestions - and inexpensive, which is what we all like. However, I was looking for a solution with a smaller footprint and a little 'cleaner' effect to it.

I know it's more expensive but I use the nano glo and you certainly won't find a cleaner solution, especially if space is tight at all on the back side.

Bernout

Levi
01-21-2014, 10:35 AM
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv116/DandCRobbins/SCMAS/IMG_95341_zps2526bad3.jpg (http://s675.photobucket.com/user/DandCRobbins/media/SCMAS/IMG_95341_zps2526bad3.jpg.html)

+1 works amazing

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