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Old 06-30-2005, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had the Azoo palm light with a timer on one of my 2 gallon tanks, but it quit last night and the bulbs aren't replaceable.
Any suggestions on a smaller CF light (the one I had was 7 watts) that would work well? At present the tank only has some petite nana and lace J. fern in it.
I really don't want anything hanging or like a canopy because this little tank sits on the counter by the coffee pot and I don't want to distract from the nice clean look it has now.

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I think Red Sea (which manufactures many of the AZOO palm products under their name) makes another version of their palm light called "dragonfly" or something. Yes, here we go:
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...duct_sku=23093

It's the same wattage, but the fixture is just slightly bigger, and you can replace the bulb. I also didn't realize when I purchased the palm light that the bulb couldn't be replaced. I was bummed when it burned out.

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Thanks Naomi, that's perfect!

Where did you see that the bulb is replaceable?
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Presumed from this:
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...749&pcid1=1843

Actually, it's cool because if you click on "lighting," there's a special category "Red Sea Deco Art Lighting." Personally, I feel that the "vaselight" is a more attractive fixture, but what good is it if you can't change out the bulb...? Mine only ran for 2-3 months before burning out. Also, the ballast got really hot - made me a little nervous.

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Ah, that is perfect then. The replacements are a pretty reasonable price too, so that's an added bonus.

Same thing happened with my palm light - it only lasted a few months, and it was obviously overheating since the plastic parts just got brittle and fell into little shards.
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This is great to know, I myself was thinking about getting a small tank and using one of these lights.



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