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This is a discussion on DIY Tank lighting within the Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; I have a Tetra AquaArt 60l Tank with a faulty hood lighting system. I want to fit my own light(s). ...

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I have a Tetra AquaArt 60l Tank with a faulty hood lighting system.

I want to fit my own light(s).

Here is the inside of the lid I have: http://www.ukaps.org/forum/attachments/lid1-jpg.71887/

Here are the kind of light fittings I want to use along with clips: http://www.ukaps.org/forum/attachmen...3_b-jpg.71883/

I think I will only need one set of fittings/clips and one bulb, I just don't know what kind of light fittings, clips, bulb or possibly a light controller I need.

First time attempting lights, I want to keep this as a planted tank for juveniles.

I'm looking to grow:

- Eleocharis parvula
- Vallisneria americana
- Java Moss

With some floating plants which I haven't decided on yet.



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I take it this is what I would need: Arcadia Light Sarter 14-15w T8 Single Aquarium Control Unit Ballast Tropical | eBay

Then just a bulb to fit in it



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