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Old 07-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Lighting for 5 gallon

Got a 5 gallon with a hood, but it didn't have a light. I currently have an incandescent bulb on it, but it looks terrible. What lighting should I get? I'm going for cheap, but still looking good! Fake plants so i don't need great lighting for live ones.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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You can always do some live plants like Java Fern/Moss and for lighting you can do a standard spiral cfl that is listed as "daylight" or "6000-6700K"

Lights Of America 10 Watt Mini Fluorescent Aquarium Bulbs - Walmart.com
That will also work quite well.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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Look up par 30 bulb, expensive but works great
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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Alright, so i think I might get a light off petmountain.com. Which category should I shop under?
Compact Fluorescent
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Metal Halides
T5 HO
VHO

Here is my hood if this helps:


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