5G light - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-22-2008, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Dtld9's Avatar
5G light

I would like to upgrade the lighting in my 5 G hex tank but I can't find any lights that will work. The incadescent lights over 10 watts aren't good, I put one in came home from work and my water was 86 degrees!!!! The screw in flourescent lights I can find are 50/50 coral lights, and a 20W pink light that makes my tank look HORRIBLE! Is there anything I can do to up the lighting? My plants in there aren't really doing that great and my puffers need their security.

Another question. When I trim my anacharis should I throw out the top or the bottom? Or will they both grow?
Dtld9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-22-2008, 02:17 PM
I think Home Depot sells 6700k bulbs that are 20W for $5-10. Those are good for plant growth.

If you go hood-less, or cut a space out of your hood, these may work:
Cody is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-23-2008, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
Dtld9's Avatar
Would these home depot bulbs be low heat? that's my main issue with the lighting, I figured I'd try the screw in flourescents but found out the 50/50 was more benificial to corals, and the pink one is just ugly.
Dtld9 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
too much light? princesuhaib Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 8 05-19-2009 03:08 PM
would this light be ok? kelii Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 15 04-20-2009 04:33 PM
Light TrashmanNYC Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 9 12-06-2007 07:23 PM
How much light? Julie's Julies Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 08-19-2007 11:30 PM
Light BrandonTyme Beginner Planted Aquarium 3 06-04-2007 03:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome