08-28-2009, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by xShadow91x
It is an incandecent screw-in lamp. I believe it's 25 watt (memory isn't too good and I couldn't find anything that said what it was. I've only been keeping it on for a few hours a day lately, and that seems to have helped, but I prefer to leave it on a little more.
With an incandescent fixture I would find a CF bulb (compact fluorescent), those spirally looking bulbs that screw in (there are different base sizes, so make sure it is the standard if that is your fixture). They come in less wattage that gives light intensity comparable to the standard bulbs, and also less heat and use less energy. [It might be the heat as much as light that is burning your JF, I had this in an amphibian setup with JA in the water part.]
The CF come in various colours of white, like warm white, cool white, intense white. Rhonda Wilson who authors the monthly plant feature in TFH says these bulbs are good for plants if you have incandescent fixtures.