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Old 09-02-2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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Help with lighting my FW 10G

I have a hood with lights but they are the screw in kind. Should I just get higher wattage screw in's or get a different hood with a florescent? I have just a regular one for a 20G long and it lights it up AWESOME compared to the one that came with it. It is going to be a fish only tank... The lights that are on it now are just yellowish and not bright. The hood says MAX 25W bulbs...
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Get those screw in fluorescent compact bulbs that look are spirals. If you have plants don't go with soft white. I use 13 watt (the smallest ones). They are a lot cooler than the regular incandescent bulbs and last a lot longer. They make special ones for aquariums too but they cost twice as much and shaped different.
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Get those screw in fluorescent compact bulbs that look are spirals. If you have plants don't go with soft white. I use 13 watt (the smallest ones). They are a lot cooler than the regular incandescent bulbs and last a lot longer. They make special ones for aquariums too but they cost twice as much and shaped different.

Can i get a link I cant find anything like that. I want a more "white" bulb
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Here is a link to one of the more expensive ones Westinghouse 37664 20W TRIPLE TUBE COMPACT Light Bulb - Buy 20 watt 120 volt Triple Tube Medium Screw (E26) Base 6,400K Compact Fluorescent Westinghouse Light Bulb Online at ServiceLighting.com
13 Watt Twist Screw Base Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs at ServiceLighting.com
Check at walmart for similar bulbs. I use the 13 watt spirals and know they fit my hood.
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Cool thanks I will do that.
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Well I couldn't find those but I got some lighting of America 10W Florescent bulbs that brightened it up ALOT!

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That is a good light. I am going to have to look for that brand.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:53 AM   #8
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got it at walmart lol
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