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Old 06-03-2011, 08:03 PM   #11
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If they are ANY bigger at all than the ones I have now, they won't fit. Like, if they are any wider than the screw part, they wont fit. And the ones I found online looked bigger. But il look anyway. (fingers crossed)
Humm... Can you post a pick of the fixture (bulb side)with just 1 bulb installed?

Usually there's enough room and if the CFL touches the reflector, it should be fine since CFL's don't heat up like incan bulbs. I have a couple like that, that are on 24/7 and they work fine.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:23 PM   #12
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I think my tank is really old... We got it out of the trash... It really looks like it ws designed specifically for the tubes I have, and nothing else. But il try to put up a picture.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #13
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Can someone post a picture of the CFL fixture with a light? I kinda want to know what I'm going for here if that's ok
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #14
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CFL is a bulb that fits into a screw in fixture.

Compact fluorescent lamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I actually looked them up a few hours ago, I kinda just want to know which one to look for specifically since there are many variations
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I actually looked them up a few hours ago, I kinda just want to know which one to look for specifically since there are many variations
The main thing to look at is the Kelvins if the packaging lists it. 6500K or 6700K are good choices. Petco has a 10w 6500K that's a "U" tube, it's $10 which is kinda high, but it's made for plants (more or less).

Zoo Med Ultra Sun Daylight Compact Fluorescent Bulb at PETCO
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Do they have Petcos in canada? I've never seen one...I only have petsmart.
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All they have is this:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753932
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That, I don't know.

The link is a good example of what to look for, but stores like Walmart will have bulbs like that too.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:11 PM   #20
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That's a cool looking CFL. It's for marine and the blue tube won't do much, but I have a split tube CPF like that on my BW tank and really like the look. Can't say I'd recommend it and Walmart might be a better place to look IMO.
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