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Re: [APD] 10 Gal lighting question. - Could be What color is water in a white bucket :)

Hello all-
  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*


-Berne Kairunas
Aquatic Plant Specialist
Choice Aquariums Sales Team

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