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Re: [APD] 10 Gal lighting question. - Could be What color is water in a white bucket :)
Berne Kairunas wrote:
> I currently have 35w of regular flourescent lights over a glass
>canopy on my 10g. The two fixtures are driving me crazy as they take
>up a lot of room and don't fit well. Plants are doing great.
> I'd like to trade in these two strip lights for one and have been
>looking at compact flourescents. I've been having a hard time finding
>lights suitable for freshwater that will also fit a 10g (20"). I've
>found two: 1) Current USA Satellite - 40w, with white lunar light and
>2) Aqualight 28w. I would have to switch out the bulbs on both of
>these because they come with actinic, but am limited on bulb
>replacement options because they are both square pin.
> I can go with either:
> a) 40w dual bulb - half 6700, half 10,000k or
> b) 28w 6700 coralife bulb
> I don't want a DIY setup. Which would you choose and why? Thanks
>for any input!
>I would probably suggest that you go with the 28w 6700 corallife bulb.
>I'm suggesting this fixture simply cuz a 20x2 current fixture is a LOT
>of light over a 10g tank. There's nothing wrong with that ammount of
>light - it just can be tedious to balance things well so you dont have
>an algae paradise. The 28w fixture will just give you more wiggle room.
>If you do decide to go with the 40w fixture - by all means do get
>their 'Dual Daylight' bulbs (6700/10K combo)they give a nice visual
>appearence to me.
>*places his $0.02 USD into the jar*
Personally I would go to www.ahsupply.com and get a 20" finished
enclosure and a 36 watt kit. Yeah I know it sounds like DIY but it's
not. It's some assembly required.
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