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Old 12-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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CFL bulbs

Has anyone ever put a mini spiral bulb in a basic aquarium hood, and how did it work out?
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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Well, I went ahead and did it... and it is a lot of light! I had two 25 watt of the old fashioned tube bulbs, and the new spirals are equal to 60 watts each. This might be a silly question, but can too much light stress out fish?
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You've got a pair of 13W or 18W CFLs. That's definitely not enough to stress out the fish for long. They may hide for a little bit, but they'll adjust. A pair of 18W CFLs over a 29g is my dimmest tank My fish are fine and my plants grow well.
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Thanks so much for the reply. It is just so much brighter than it used to be, I was just afraid the change would freak them out. But they seem to be doing okay!
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