10G Lighting

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm planning on starting a 10G nano Tank for my desk.  I haven't made up my mind if there will be any fish in it.  10G is kinda small for fish.  But I think it will be mainly a softy tank polyps and shroons.  Can anyone suggest lighting it's only 20" X 10.5" X 12"

    Thanks
    J  
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Power compacts!
    Championlighting, JBL and hello lighting come to mind.
     
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    SO J, what did you decide?

    Did anyone look at the new 'flip tops?'

    I think they are cool. I don't know how much cool costs though. ;)
     
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    I agree, prettty cool. Will keep in mind for my next small tank.

    :) ;) :D ;D 8)
     
  7. Jason McKenzie

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    My total length is only 20" so they are alittle long. I was looking at the coralife 20" 96W PC system but they are not CSA (Canadian Standard Assocition) approved so if there was some sort of accident no insurance. I may just go with something not to intence and just keep Softies. Plus my Wife is not to impressed by the MH I just bought for the 72G. Big and dam bright.

    Thanks for the help
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    ah.. 20".
    well the clamp ons would work or there are a million retro fits at some of those sites.

    96 watts on a 10 gallon is pretty intense Jakets. I bet you could cut that in half and still have clams, etc.. my 2 cents.
     
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    Ok, I won't let this die. ::)

    I am not saying the 96 won't work, but I have one more ... I forgot about ahsupply, they have cheap retrofits:

    http://ahsupply.com/36-55w.htm
     
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    Thanks for the great link Matt!
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I kinda want to stick to Canadian distributors. There is always such a hastle getting stuff up from the US. Plus a 20" lighting strip is about the same price up here or down there, but to order online I would have to pay in US$$$ and whats that $1 Canadian = .02 US :eek:
    Here is what I think I'll go with it's only 24W but that should be plenty

    Thanks again for the help