Lighting A Hoodless Tank

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

  1. seth rodgersValued MemberMember

    Thoughts and ideas on lighting a hoodless tank? All ideas are welcome
  2. jaymethyValued MemberMember

  3. Sanderguy777Valued MemberMember

    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. Alex6455Valued MemberMember

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

  5. Sanderguy777Valued MemberMember

    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. seth rodgersValued MemberMember

    Is there a specific brand of clip/light that works well?
  7. Sanderguy777Valued MemberMember

  8. Sanderguy777Valued MemberMember

    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. seth rodgersValued MemberMember

    Is that second one a clip on?
  10. Sanderguy777Valued MemberMember

    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. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Hang it from the ceiling with fancy chains.
  12. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    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. seth rodgersValued MemberMember

    Is the first one clip on? the one that has the two light bars?
  14. Sanderguy777Valued MemberMember

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

  16. seth rodgersValued MemberMember

    Appreciate it

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