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

Berne Kairunas wrote:

>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*
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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