I would like to add some low intensity lighting to my betta tanks. Right now, the tanks have no lighting. The tanks are under the kitchen cabinets, and above the tanks is a halogen strip light. I stopped using this for tank lighting when I got a cyano
The tanks are arranged in an L-shape, and the halogen strip light is diagonal over both tanks. My question is, can I go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get an under-cabinet flourescent light that is the same length as the halogen strip (18 inches) and replace the halogen strip with the flourescent strip? Then I would throw out the flourescent light that the new strip came with, and buy an aquarium light. Would this work?
Here are some of the lights that I'm considering in the DrsFosterSmith catalog: (they are all 18 inches, and it would go over both tanks). I have java moss in the tanks.
GE Spectra Rays Full Spectrum -- 14 watt, 5000 K
GE Aqua Rays Freshwater -- 14 watt, 4400 K
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Beauty Light -- 14 watts, no color temp. given
ZooMed Flora Sun bulbs -- 15 watt, 5000 K
ZooMed Tropic Sun -- 15 watt, 5500 K
Corallife Day-Max -- 15 watt, 6000 K
The last three lights seem a little high in intensity. But would it be, stretched over both tanks, and about 5 inches above the tanks? Also, I don't want to sit beside the tanks, squinting, either!
Any insights would be appreciated!