DIY lighting advice

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DIY lighting advice

Postby Ryan1uk » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:26 pm


I recently bought my wife a 75l fish tank. The trouble is the 2 11w lights keep flickering. I have taken it apart but there is no starter. I have looked online for ballasts but not got a clue what I am looking for.

I am looking for a cheap alternative lighting that could be fixed to the hood but really needs to be cheap under the £20 mark and was wondering if anybody can help. All she wants in the tank is neons and some rocks.

Thankyou very much in advance :)
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Re: DIY lighting advice

Postby chopper » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:46 pm

i had same problem and bought something like this ... s:100,i:37

think it was just under a tenner and comes with 2 clips i just screwed into the hood been perfect since
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Re: DIY lighting advice

Postby ady » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:25 pm

you can get some great LED lights on ebay......but dpnt get the cheap one's form abroad.....i bought a set for my 2 footer.

they totally waterproof,so can be placed in the tank,or as i did,i bought some aquarium silicone and stuck it into the lid.

there are a few uk companies that sell these.mine came form brite lights i think..complete and ready to go...including the power unit and uk plug.all you have to do is attach the cable into the 2 stereo cable like clamps and you ready to go.

bought a 72 led strip for a 2 footer...but wish i went a bit longer to give loads of light.sufficent tho at 72 led....many colours available..

if not there is always lighting starter kits available....

good luck

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