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I thought they would be bright white when on, but are an ugly yellow..makes the tank look dirty :(
They are 15W.
Can I ...
I bought a similar tank, it was the "Top Fin" brand and it came with a hood. The guy told me just to buy some regular incandescent bulbs but I thought they were kind of ugly and the people at the other shop told me most plants would not do well. I purchased that exact brand of bulb possibly even the exact same bulb and it has made a world of difference.
It is a little hard to tell because I changed gravel and added a tank background but it might give you an idea of how it looks.
Kind of expensive there, you should be able to buy regular CFL bulbs at lowes or walmart, marked at 6500k at about a 3rd of the price, plus no shipping. If you going to get two look at something in the 13-16 watt range for just a 10 gallon.