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Lights for ADA Mini M - low tech?

Rob P

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I'm picking up a Mini M later this week and will need some lights for it ;)

The tank will be 1 of 3 things:

Low tech for a single betta
Low tech for shrimp
Hi Tech/no livestock to mess around with

Much more inclined to leave hi tech alone given the issues i've had with my bigger tank!!

Couple of options i've seen are:

Boyu 3 x 8w T5 fixture like Tim has used (removing 2 tubes - but leaving the option for more if ever wanted). Ideal length at 36cm (same as tank).

Arcadia stretch LED CS30F 11w. Would be a nice fit but i'm waaay scared of LED's without controller :nailbiting:

Any comments or other items I could consider? :)

Cheers,
Rob
 

Samjpikey

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I'm building my own optiwhite tank , similar in size to the mini m , I'm leaning towards keeping it low tech.
I have a 4 bulb light unit like this
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I'm going to use dimmable gu10 LEDs
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with this dimmable switch

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Just an idea :)
Cheers


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Rob P

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If only I had the time to do projects... lol
 
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Rob P

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Mine was £23 when I got it from here but it has gone up a bit:

Don't get? Which model did you get? The 8w unit (3 x 8w) is listed at £21.99, cheaper than £23? lol
 

John S

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Don't get? Which model did you get? The 8w unit (3 x 8w) is listed at £21.99, cheaper than £23? lol

Mine was £23 including postage for the 3x8W some months back. So it has gone up a bit - a tiny bit or half a pint depending where you drink.:)
 

Rob P

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Two and a bit pints in my snooker club ;) lol
 

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