Originally Posted by siva
Does it matter which type bulbs it takes..what would be ideal? Anything that would be really not ideal? I know very little about lighting.
You do not want incandescent bulbs in there - looks bad, lots of heat & inefficient.
Otherwise, any kind of fluorescent light will work, but for pricing, T5-HO
costs more than PC
or T8, T12's are cheapest. If you are doing plants, you would want to really check out the lights.
If he has an actinic bulb, that is for SW
, You can easily swap out the bulbs, but is another $20 bargaining point.
If it is a MH
setup, that is for a reef tank. I doubt you will have that in that tank, as the fixture is upwards of $500-$1000. <If you have a good one of those in there, grab that for $300! You can easily sell that for a profit.