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Advice Please! Hexagon Tank Lighting.

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Advice Please! Hexagon Tank Lighting.

Postby memoryremains » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:31 pm

I have had a 25L hexagon tank for about 4 months now. I have recently added a background sheet to it and I would like to have a decent light in it. I'm currently using those battery operated led units that you stick under cupboards (£1 jobbies) and I have always felt that they are rubbish but kept using them.

I've been looking all over the internet and can't find anything suitable. I will add, that the hood of the tank is just one of those flimsy black plastic ones. It also has a condensation cover, which I don't want to get rid of just in case one of the lights fall into the water and fry my goldfish.
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Re: Advice Please! Hexagon Tank Lighting.

Postby Anita » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:16 pm

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Re: Advice Please! Hexagon Tank Lighting.

Postby malakye » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:55 pm

its one of those I have been looking at for our hexagonal tank
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Re: Advice Please! Hexagon Tank Lighting.

Postby Getthejist » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:18 pm

I'd probably go with the arc pod because the ellipse is very wide and the arc pod is very compact, on my 40l cube the ellipse goes over the sides but on my 20l cube the arc pod doesn't even stretch across the width of the tank. One thing to consider though is that the arc pod isnt properly secured its just kind of hooked on loosely so it sags down a bit so if you tank is filled the the top it might be partially underwater but provided a small space at the top or something to stop it touching the water ( i use a piece of glass) it should be fine
When in doubt get another tank.
I keep water the fish are just for decoration.
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Re: Advice Please! Hexagon Tank Lighting.

Postby superdart » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:01 am

I would use the ellipse and use the backing sheet to prevent light spill from the sides.
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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