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Bradshaww
07/06/2012, 12:20 AM
I set up my 7 gallon cube about 2 months ago, and it came with a DeepBlue Professional Solar Flare mini led light, its only about 4 or 5 (10 white 2 blue) watts of light if I remember correctly. now i know that its not enough watts/gallon for my tank and doesn't have enough blue. What would you guys recommend to supplement more light for this tank? Only thing in it right now is a few mushrooms and they are doing fine but I've noticed them loosing some color recently which leads me to believe they aren't receiving enough light.

tank dimensions: 12inx12inx12in

TX..r33f
07/06/2012, 12:26 AM
check out these

http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_Panorama_Pro_LED_Module_Linkable_LED_Light_Fixtures-Ecoxotic-XX08225-FILTFILDLK-vi.html

http://www.marinedepot.com/Innovative_Marine_8_Watt_14000K_Skkye_Light_Clamp_LED_Light_20_Inch_LED_Light_Fixtures-Innovative_Marine-0I10204-FILTFILDTN-vi.html

http://www.marinedepot.com/Kessil_A150W_Special_Blend_LED_Aquarium_Light_Aquarium_LED_Pendant_Lights-Kessil-YH1111-FILTFILDLP-vi.html

Bradshaww
07/06/2012, 12:48 AM
Thanks for the quick reply Tx..r33f! I like the first link you posted, need to start saving for that one. Do you happen to know of a power compact fixture or some other cheep alternative I could use while I save for that LED strip?

Could I a cheap petco 50/50 with a desk top lamp or something? Sorry for the basic questions, Im still new at this.

TX..r33f
07/06/2012, 06:44 AM
no problem and yes the first link i like the best. it will give you an awsome shimmer effect. here is a link to a bulb i found. This should hold your corals up for a while.

http://www.petco.com/product/111942/Zoo-Med-Reef-Sun-5050-Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb.aspx?CoreCat=certona-_-ProductListTopRated_Fish_3-_-Zoo%20Med%20Reef%20Sun%2050%2f50%20Compact%20Fluorescent%20Bulb-111942

i think its the one your talkong about

Bradshaww
07/06/2012, 09:45 AM
yes it was. and thank you so much lol