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[APD] Re: Screw in bulbs

Thanks for this info.  I just set-up a little 10 gallon and bought the 
incandescent hood and the little u-shaped screw in florescent bulbs for it.  
I was hoping it would work out well for plants.  For now though, I am just 
going to use it as a transition tank.  I just moved and my tanks are still 
set-up at my old location.  I have been trying to figure out a reasonable 
way to move them.  I figure one at a time (they are both 29 gallons, but 
with low fish populations) using this pre-cycled 10 gallon as an immediately 
ready tank and then cycling and preparing the freshly moved tank in its new 
location.  I am lucky in that the water parameters are pretty close in this 
location as the last, so hopefully it will be an easy adjustment for both my 
fish and my plants.  In the meantime, I spend a lot of time being paranoid 
about the care my tanks are getting in their old location.  ;-)


> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 16:42:55 -0800 (PST)
> From: NYCMags <heavensabvus1 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: [APD] Re:  Screw in bulbs
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> >>Is it just me or are thse things really useless?
> I have a 10 gallon tank and had two 15w flourescent
> strip lights over it.  I switched out one of those
> fixtures to an incandescent fixture and then used two
> of the screw in type bulbs from Walmart, as
> recommended to me by people here and on another forum.
>  They are U-shaped and cost about $4.00 each and are
> designed for aquariums and aquarium plants.  I think
> they are 6700k.  I noticed no deterioration in
> anything; in fact, I have a lovely carpet of glosso
> now growing in.
> Valerie

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