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Old 11-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #201
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To fit my hood I'd need screw in bulbs.

Small Aquarium Lighting: Mini Compact Bulbs

Do you know if two of these would be enough to grow anything?

Edit: The 10,000k ones, not the 6700k
I'd go with the 50/50 ones. Here's a link to a site selling the same light but it has customer reviews. Seems like it will work well for soft corals.

http://www.petmountain.com/product/a...ent-50-50.html
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #202
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So would two 10-watt bulbs be enough? Or would I want to do the two 20-watt ones? My hood can handle up to 50 watts so I'm not sure why people said they have to adjust their hood. Corals or not, I still want to switch to these to have a more blue-ish look to the tank. I don't want to have too much lighting, but as of now I only turn on the lights in the evening anyways.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #203
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I'd do the 20w ones.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #204
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Seeing as these bulbs are going to cost me 30 dollars, would there be a better lighting situation? A new fixture/hood/something? I only want basic and easy corals. I know pretty much nothing about corals...
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #205
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What size tank have you got again?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #206
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It's a 10 gallon
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:57 PM   #207
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I'm thinking those may be the most inexpensive lighting, but you can look into T5HO fixtures. I will look around too a little later. It's time to cook dinner!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #208
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Aqueon Deluxe Full Fluorescent Black Aquarium Hoods - Aquarium Hood and Fish Tank Light from petco.com

What about upgrading to this hood? It will definitely be more money considering I'd need to also buy a new bulb, but would this work better? I could easily upgrade the tube bulb. I think a T5HO fixture would probably be too much money for me. Thanks for your help! No hurry at all! This is not a plan happening soon, I am broke and still want to buy the rest of my live stock first, lol.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #209
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For the life of me... I cannot figure out what bulbs that hood/light takes. Maybe I'm just tired. Long day. Lol!

What about something like this?

http://www.aquatraders.com/20-inch-1...re-p/51107.htm
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #210
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They take those long tube lights.

That light is pretty cool. So would 36 watts be enough for some easy corals? And do I just put a glass piece over the tank and then put the fixture on it?
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