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Old 11-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #21
 
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Byron, I am still curious: how many inches above your ten gallon do you hang the cfls?
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:50 PM   #22
 
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Byron, I am still curious: how many inches above your ten gallon do you hang the cfls?
The light fixture sits on the tank frame. It is actually one of those manufactured hoods for a 10g with the light included, but it is just above the water surface (separated by a piece of glass obviously).
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:54 PM   #23
 
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The light fixture sits on the tank frame. It is actually one of those manufactured hoods for a 10g with the light included, but it is just above the water surface (separated by a piece of glass obviously).
Oh really? So you actually found a ten gallon hood with 2 regular bulb sockets, or is it custom made?
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:31 PM   #24
 
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Oh really? So you actually found a ten gallon hood with 2 regular bulb sockets, or is it custom made?
They're standard. I got it at Petsmart I think; basic incandescent hood (it has two bulb sockets).
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #25
 
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They're standard. I got it at Petsmart I think; basic incandescent hood (it has two bulb sockets).
Ah snap! Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:31 AM   #26
 
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I use those incandescent hoods too... Just don't put incandescent in them.

a 10W CFL (40W equivelent) is only a 10 watt bulb. It's as bright as a 40w incandescent. It can get confusing
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:43 PM   #27
 
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I use those incandescent hoods too... Just don't put incandescent in them.

a 10W CFL (40W equivelent) is only a 10 watt bulb. It's as bright as a 40w incandescent. It can get confusing
I think I might just stick with my dome lights, since those things are $23. I can find one later for $5 at a yard sale.

I've got the 10W 6500K GE CFLs now, so we'll see what happens with my new Flourish Comp. only regiment. I haven't added Excel in a week or so.
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