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Re: [APD] Is the W/G figure valid for a 10 gallon tank?
Yes, I haven't measured but I suspect this would would
probably yield the equivalent aquarium illumination of an
AHS 2x13 watt kit with a stock hood white plastic
reflector. The heat would be higher and the internal
ballasts mean that all the heat is focused in a small area
but screw-in cfls are a quick and dirty way to go.
Some screw-in cfls will melt plastic hoods over time, but
that depends on a variety of factors, not just bulb type.
Unless you have a scew-in type hood on hand; I think the
AHS route, 2x13 or 1x36 would be about as easy.
2 cents and change back,
--- Craig Morrison <craig at fishpalace_org> wrote:
>. . . Find an old incandescent hood, one that uses screw
> in 10
> watt bulbs. Go
> to your local hardware store and look for 19 watt
> Sylvania screw in
> compact fluorescent lamps. You'll have to bend the
> reflector a bit, but
> it does work, I have 2 tanks running here for over a year
> on this exact
> Craig Morrison
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