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Old 2nd July 2009   #1
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Question Help!...let there be light!!!

I am making my own lid for Marleys new tank at the weekend and i have no idea of what type of light to fix. Ive seen blue/moon lights / tropical fish lights / daylight lights etc and they are all sorts of wattage. Needs to light a 36"x12"x12" tank.

Can anyone suggest a good one and where i can get it from?

I want to make sure i get it right for Marley as i'd hate to blind the little fella!

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Old 2nd July 2009   #2
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Default Re: Help!...let there be light!!!

Head to your local fish store and look for the fluorescent light fixtures (they give off less heat than incandescent bulbs) that go on aquarium hoods. They should have one there that fits that tank size perfect. Regardless of what light you go with make sure there are plenty of hides for Marley, axolotls don't like alot of light.



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Default Re: Help!...let there be light!!!

I have a 48" tank and I use a Hagen Aqua-Glo 40W fluoro tube. It's not too bright, my axies don't mind it when it's on and it helps my plants grow.



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Default Re: Help!...let there be light!!!

Thank you Justin and Frank!!most helpful...

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