compact flourescents

I have two 28 watt c.f. on a 20 gallon tank.  I constructed the hood as 

1 plastic "window box" planter from walmart.
2 28 watt CF
2 ceramic lightbulb sockets
1 15 ft. extension cord.
1 contianer of bolts and nuts

I Think that the rest is self explainitory.  The window box I spraypainted 
on the inside with a white epoxy spray paint to be highly reflective.  
Luckily the windown is the perfect size for the top of my tank.  Everything 
was purchased from walmart (as i am a grad student with very limited funds) 
for around $50 and the light is intense but a little too yellow for my 
taste, but I quickly got over it.  The plants are doing great...the red 
plants are remaining very red, the Eleoarchis is growing like crazy, the 
lace plant is taking over the place and my swords are dark dark green!

    John Davis (marooned in aggieland)
    Department of Biology
    jdavis at bio_tamu.edu
    jmd9261 at tam2000_tamu.edu