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post #21 of 46 Old 01-18-2010, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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I went with the Aqueon 5 gallon bow front. I ended up trashing the whole filter (it was built into the hood and made a huge dark spot in the tank where it sat in the hood. Not attractive to me) and replaced it with a sponge filter. I plan on going to Lowe's today and getting a 15w "Daylight" bulb to replace the one it came with.
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post #22 of 46 Old 01-18-2010, 11:00 AM
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Sounds all good...where's the pictures

If they have them, which I donno, see if you can get a lower wattage for the 5g, thou I *think* 15w is the lowest you may find.

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Will do. What wattage is good if I can find it? Angel, I sent you a PM with a list of the plants I got. Hope they'll be okay!
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I *think* I answered all PMs so far Your doing just fine, no worries

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I think the lowest wattage CFL you're going to find for that fixture is in the 12-13 watt range. Even though the light is pretty strong, I definitely recommend using that instead of an incandescent bulb which will heat up your tank.

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post #26 of 46 Old 01-19-2010, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Mine came wit ha 15w bulb, so I am replacing it with that. I found one of the energy saver ones that Angel recommended. It's 40w but uses 7w of energy. I'm trying to figure out if it is the correct one.
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post #27 of 46 Old 01-19-2010, 02:26 PM
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As long as the sockets are the same size and there's enough space for the bulb to fit (sometimes the household CFL's meant to replace regular light bulbs are too big around to fit in the hoods of smaller tanks with screw-in type fixtures) it should work. Let us know how it goes!

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post #28 of 46 Old 01-19-2010, 02:34 PM
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Since I can't attach pictures to the talk we have via PM; I hijack your post for pictures now
These are the very bulbs we've discussed from Bright Effects; I use these on the 10g's and the 2g tanks and this is what they look like, they're about 1" diameter.
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post #29 of 46 Old 01-19-2010, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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I am worried about the wattage because I have live plants. That's why I'm concerned about whether the 40w that burns at 7w is the correct one. Just waiting for the okay from Angel. She uses them
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post #30 of 46 Old 01-19-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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We posted at the same time. That is what I saw at Lowe's yesterday. My only concern was that it said it was 40w that burned at 7w of power I guess? Does the small print on the bulb say anything?
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