Lights For Nano Tanks

Sahiri

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Greetings!

I am looking for manufacturer suggestions for lighting a nano tank. My tank dimensions are: 9.6 L x 8 W x 9.2 H. It is a rimless tank. I would like to be able to properly support Hemianthus callitrichoides along with other small plants such as staurogyne. I do have pressurized co2 and a fert system in place.

Ideally a single clip attachment would be the most aesthetically and logistically pleasing.

Thank you in advance!
 

KeyeNewen

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I have use the Chihiros C Series C251 (25cm) for my two tanks right and left of the photo. My tank is about 11inches wide. I'm using this light on the 4th lowest setting out of a possible 7. Should be able to support HC fine. When I did a PAR reading at 7 it was over 100 PAR if I recall correctly. Level 4 is around 50 par I believe. Don't have my notes at the moment.
Tank on far left is on level 2 because it just moss balls.
They have a 20cm clip if you want it a little smaller.
Currently still on sale at Hinterfeld with a 40% off code: IZXUTI027
http://www.hinterfeld.com/chihiros-...tank-led-plant-lamp-7-18w-clip-light-20-36cm/
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Sahiri

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First- your tanks are fantastic. I love the wildly different looks you have achieved. Thank you for the information. I just ordered one of the lights. You really can't beat that price.
 

KeyeNewen

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Thank you. The little lights are very nice and you can't beat the 40% off price right now. Please post pictures of your tanks;)
 

KeyeNewen

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Glad you got your light!
Sorry for late reply.
So for my purposes, the clip light distance to substate was 9 inches. PAR meter was borrowed from Hoppy here on BarrReport. Thankyou Hoppy!
Level 7 - 174 PAR
Level 6 - 149 PAR
Level 5 - 122 PAR
Level 4 - 97 PAR
Level 3 - 72 PAR
Level 2 - 48 PAR
Level 1 - 22 PAR
 

Sahiri

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Thank you! My repens was pearling the first afternoon. The betta was so perplexed. He would catch a bubble shooting to the surface out of the corner of his eye and turn to look. By the time he did though the bubble would be gone. Reminded me of Drax trying to catch Groot dancing.