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Old 04/05/2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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Light for a 1 gallon pico?

My wife picked up a 1 gallon pico for the kitchen counter in retort for me building a 75 peninsula tank, so that leads me to this question....

She wants to do a tank similar to Melev's 2 gallon pico with a baby clam ( which would move to my tank eventually), zoas, maybe one of those micro-gobies. I am going to use a Sen micro 500 pump for flow....but what about lighting without spending 500$.

Are any of these clip on LED nano lights strong enough? I need some input...


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Old 04/05/2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Would something like this work? I can mount a light slightly larger under the kitchen cabinet the tank will live under.

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Old 04/05/2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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a 1g??? I would just got with a Par 30. Strong enough to keep whatever you want and less then $100.


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Old 04/05/2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Do you mean a Par 38?


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Old 04/05/2011, 06:58 PM   #5
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There is a par38, but there is also a par 30, sold at boostLED.


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Old 04/05/2011, 07:01 PM   #6
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Ok thanks guys, I knew I could count on you!


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Old 04/05/2011, 07:02 PM   #7
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ya definately a no brainer right there, the par 38 and 30 both are great lights for about 60-70 bucks and you just put it in a normal desk lamp.


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Old 04/05/2011, 07:33 PM   #8
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For a 1g a Par 38 would be a waste of money. The Par30 would be great.


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Old 04/05/2011, 11:02 PM   #9
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how about a 2.5 gallon tank???? 30 or 38
dimension
12x6.5x9

will only carry softies
NO sps corals
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Old 04/05/2011, 11:44 PM   #10
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how about a 2.5 gallon tank???? 30 or 38
dimension
12x6.5x9

will only carry softies
NO sps corals
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Par 30 would be just fine.


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Old 04/06/2011, 05:06 AM   #11
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Thx sorry for using your thread
oh did i mention i was going to use a 20k and 60 degrees so the par 30 is still good enough??


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Thx sorry for using your thread
oh did i mention i was going to use a 20k and 60 degrees so the par 30 is still good enough??
Yes, with a tank that size you could even use 80* optics to increase PAR over the small area.


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Old 03/21/2012, 12:34 PM   #13
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not trying to steel your thread but im looking at the boost led par 30 and went to order one but there is so many different choices. im putting it on a fluval spec 2g and would like to grow soft, and lps. what should i go with, 2-3 blues 1-2 whites ?


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Old 03/25/2012, 04:08 PM   #14
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Depending on the rim size of your pico, I would recommend the Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED Fixture....

Here it's on my 1.6 gallon pico!

It has high PAR rating....





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