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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 20:43

says it all. need to go get a new tank light! grrrr... £20 i could have found a better way to spend... me not a happy bunny... need to get the whole lot (fitting, tube, etc...) so might be more :angry: ... just hope i get that job! cause job at LFS = discounts! :woot:
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Postby Kev » 2005-10-25 20:48

Sorry to hear that, When the light went on my 5g Killie Tank I had to buy a whole new unit costing me £20
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 20:52

this is also a 5 gal. what would you recommend? needs to be quite bright, but not blinding... the light i was using before was a tube suspended over the tank, but i've descided long time ago that when it breaks i'm getting a proper light lol
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Postby Kev » 2005-10-25 20:55

In my FW 5g I have the Hagen Waterhome 11w Lighting Kit, it is quite good, but you need to find somewere that sells the proper replacement bulbs. But in my 5g Nano-reef I have 24w T5 PC lighting which would be over-kill for a FW tank so just forget I said that :lol: Anything aboiut 11w size would be fine, and it doesnt have to be anything special, just a white light.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 21:01

it needs to be pretty bright cause the condensation glass gets covered in limescale within hours of being washed... becomes translucent insted of transparent...
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Postby Sam » 2005-10-25 22:02

Will an arcadia unit and tube not do? Or is it a lamp thing and not tubes? In which case I'll shut up.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 22:03

:huh: tube, need the whole set up new...
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Postby Sam » 2005-10-25 22:04

Well then arcadias are pretty cheap and quite good. My set up for my 15gallon cost me about £20 or so.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 22:05

will have a look at them on Sat
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Postby Kev » 2005-10-25 22:09

Interpet arent too bad either, bit more expensive but not likely to break
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 22:10

i need something that will last 4 years and doesn't mind being transported more than a few times <_<
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Postby Sam » 2005-10-25 22:10

interpet have boring boxes though...
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-25 22:11

*crazy smilie*
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Postby Kev » 2005-10-25 22:11

lol, Interpet PC boxes rule :P Ah well.....dont judge a ballast by its box ^_^
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Postby Sam » 2005-10-25 22:13

Or a lighting unit
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