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Hi, I'm hoping for a little advice on lighting for my trio of planted nano tanks. 

I was wondering if something like these plant grow lights would work for me? I like the idea of having one plug with three lights on the goose neck. I think they'd look pretty neat and give me room to grow up and out of the tanks.

Am I missing something important? My tanks are only 8" deep to the very top of the glass.

Many thanks in advance ☺️

 

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I bought the bulbs only from these type of lights and run them on a nano 2.5 gal tank that's a catch all for random buce stems.

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link to these- amazon.com/gp/product/B07N2V51WQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've been happily surprised with the performance. The buce is putting out nicely colored new growth, I'm having zero algae issues, seeing new growth on everything. 

I put the bulb in a piano lamp I found at an antique store. The color is very much on the yellow/warm white side. 

This set up has been running with this bulb for about 6 weeks. Light runs for 9 hrs per day.

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This buce got beat p in another tank and snails ate some of it, so pardon the half eaten leaves. This pic here is showing the color of the new leaf under the light bulb, bottom right leaf that is pinky salmon color is new growth. 

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7 hours ago, Jessica. said:

I bought the bulbs only from these type of lights and run them on a nano 2.5 gal tank that's a catch all for random buce stems.

456467802_ScreenShot2020-10-17at1_56_54PM.png.77c5801ff7379396edc645a6d6b78602.png

link to these- amazon.com/gp/product/B07N2V51WQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've been happily surprised with the performance. The buce is putting out nicely colored new growth, I'm having zero algae issues, seeing new growth on everything. 

I put the bulb in a piano lamp I found at an antique store. The color is very much on the yellow/warm white side. 

This set up has been running with this bulb for about 6 weeks. Light runs for 9 hrs per day.

IMG_6151.jpg.ed346bf4157dc06f2a58ae4daaa5c1b4.jpg

IMG_6152.jpg.6c894e395d22d71ffd1ad3e32ff76ace.jpg

1318598717_IMG_61542.jpg.c384556f7e8dcb40b3e29d9219c0a872.jpg

This buce got beat p in another tank and snails ate some of it, so pardon the half eaten leaves. This pic here is showing the color of the new leaf under the light bulb, bottom right leaf that is pinky salmon color is new growth. 

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Ok but I wanna know what those black planter things are you're trying the plants down to??? And where do I get them lol

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3 minutes ago, Spewing_nonsense_ said:

Ok but I wanna know what those black planter things are you're trying the plants down to??? And where do I get them lol

The little plant ledges? Very handy for growing out epiphyte plants. I get them from Han Aquatics. I actually buy them from a facebook auction group that Han sells on, H&V Aquatic -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/214327919120253 

 

Han also sells them on his website-

WWW.HANAQUATICS.COM

 

 

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