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Old 04-21-2020, 07:58 PM
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Need a light for under the aquarium lid
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I just bought a 20 gallon long aquarium so that I can start growing Masdevallias and Lepanthes. I have a very mischievous cat that will definitely break any light that I try to put in top of the aquarium lid. And if I mounted from the ceiling he will have even more fun before breaking it 😂😂 so I need advice on what to get. I was thinking the strip LED lights that I can adhere to the bottom. I found these on amazon :

Will they work? How far away do they need to be from my plants? I put a bunch of perlite in my tank and once I get my hanging plants up, they will be less than 3-4 inches from the top of the lid.

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Old 04-22-2020, 09:02 AM
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