I'm hoping someone can help answer a simple question. first, my set up - I've got a five gallon tank all for my little betta
It's 16" across, and I'm having a tough time finding a hood for that size. I've found one at petsmart.com, but it has incandescent lighting. Now, I prefer the look of incandescent lighting, and I'm sticking with fake plants for now that don't need bright fluorescent lighting. I know plants are better, but any plant I bought in the past would inevitably have a speck of red algae that would proliferate; and I've waged and lost the battle against red algae a couple of times, basically because it is difficult to get enough fluorescent light to defeat it in a smaller tank - so that's why I've decided I am sticking with fake plants
But even if I don't need fluorescent lighting for the plants, I remember that incandescent lighting would overheat my aquarium - and seeing as I'm gone about 12 hours a day, I don't want to risk overheating my betta:-(
Now for the question - is it possible to use a fluroescent bulb in a hood that is advertised for incandescent light? Alternatively, I've found a hood on amazon.com that claims to be usable with fluorescent OR incandescent lighting - does that sound possible, or is the seller hoping to yank someone's chain? Thanks in advance for your insights!