Smallest Plant Light Available? Question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ZeeZ, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    It's been a few years since I last actively kept aquariums so I am behind on a LOT of trends. I'm seeing all sorts of new names for equipment, especially lighting. LEDs have come a really long way since 2013. I remember when Finnex was an expensive high-end company but now they're just another lighting company.

    So my question is, I've got a tank that's less than 1 gallon but I want to turn it into an naturally planted tank with just a light for its equipment. So, what is the smallest available LED light that will grow plants?
  2. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    A desk lamp and a 6500K PAR 30.

  3. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    That won't work as this will be wall-mounted. :nailbiting:
  4. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    I would say look into refugium lights.
  5. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, that is a brilliant idea. Thanks!
  6. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    I had the same issue, I've pretty much concluded there is no widely available, affordable plant light for a 1 gallon tank. I was heavily considering the Chihiros C series, but eventually just made my own industrial pipe lamp as all of the desk lamps I found were a bit unsightly. Link is in my signature if you want to see :)
  7. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    WOW! I am drooling over that tank and light! That's some incredible work there. :woot:

    What I have is a wall clock aquarium that I'm wanting to turn into a naturally planted tank with no filters so unfortunately it's not easy to find something small enough to light it.


    However, I think I may have something that may work. It's this particular light but there are no reviews and I've never heard of this company before so I'm uncertain.
  8. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    That's an interesting idea! I'm not sure about the light, I haven't seen it before. Will the clock lay face-up, or be mounted?
  9. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, I'm going to restart my old blog thread about this but I wanted to ask about lights first before I do that. It will be mounted but I'm moving in June so at least not for a couple of months. I wanted to start gathering things that I'll need for it. Their site currently has a sale on,$20 instead of $37 plus free shipping so I am seriously tempted to go ahead and bite the bullet on this light.

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