Lighting A Hoodless Tank

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by seth rodgers, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Hello,
    Thoughts and ideas on lighting a hoodless tank? All ideas are welcome
    Thanks
     
  2. j

    jaymethy Valued Member Member

  3. Sanderguy777

    Sanderguy777 Valued Member Member

    These clip on lights came with my tank kit, but there are tons of lighting strips online.
    Just make sure to get water proof ones 1524162647046.jpg
     




  4. Alex6455

    Alex6455 Valued Member Member

    If it is a planted tank, you could go with a Nicrew, Beamworks, or a Finnex, but there are also clip-ons!
     
  5. Sanderguy777

    Sanderguy777 Valued Member Member

    Now that I have had the clip on, I will always. So much easier to see when cleaning because the light isn't taken off the tank!
    Up to you, but that's my 2 cents
     
  6. OP
    OP
    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Is there a specific brand of clip/light that works well?
     
  7. Sanderguy777

    Sanderguy777 Valued Member Member

  8. Sanderguy777

    Sanderguy777 Valued Member Member

    any brand is fine probably, but waterproof and maybe fishsafe (it only gets water dripped on it or falls in the water sometimes. unless it is made from cyanide, it should be just fine)
     
  9. OP
    OP
    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Is that second one a clip on?
     
  10. Sanderguy777

    Sanderguy777 Valued Member Member

    The second one was just a light strip. On closer examination, it has no white light setting just red, green, blue and maybe combo of those, but no clips.

    It has adhesive strips but they are almost certainly not Aquarium safe. So clips could be purchased or made. But it does not seem to come with any.
     
  11. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Hang it from the ceiling with fancy chains.
     
  12. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Hang it is always a good method.

    I would suggest going with lights like kessil, since they give a nice ripple effect which looks amazing for hoodless aquariums.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Is the first one clip on? the one that has the two light bars?
     
  14. Sanderguy777

    Sanderguy777 Valued Member Member

    I believe so. If it's the glofish brand then yes. Almost exactly like the one I have.
     
  15. phantom

    phantom Valued Member Member

  16. OP
    OP
    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Appreciate it
     




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