First, thank you for responding to my other thread. I will respond a little later this evening....have some things to do first. I just had to post this before I go out and do the barn, etc.
I cannot win with this 14 gallon tank. It is almost funny if I were not so disgusted. First, I break the one bulb I originally got at Petco after I got it home, and they were not cheap in the store. They only had 2 bulbs left but one was broken at the store. So, I bought the one thinking that was better than two of what I had until I could get the other one. Like I said, I ended up breaking that one when I got home.
I then come on here and ask for suggestions and did some research and looking around. I could not find anything here in the stores so posted a thread as to which compacts to get. I got the answer that the 50/50 was the way to go and not the Colormax, so I finally ordered them from Dr. Smiths. It was mailed separately from the other bigger item I received via FedEx, which was super fast. The bulbs finally arrived today by USPS. I opened them up and put them in and then I realized that it says Colormax and not the 50/50. At first I thought they sent the wrong ones since I was SURE I did not make a mistake. I looked at my receipt and sure enough it says Colormax! I then go online to check the item number and sure enough I ordered the wrong one. How the heck could I have done that being so sure of what I needed and wanted????? I place orders all the time for the biz and usually never make this kind of mistake. Actually, now that I think of it, I made a mistake recently for a sample jar for the second time....plugged in the wrong one. Although, I have only messed up twice since the biz and I order a lot.
I am so disgusted with myself. Now, I need to order them again. My question is, are these ok to have on there in the meantime until I order the right ones. I would think they would be better than the incandescents that were on there.
Also, since they are compact and the twist on kind for small tanks, they only come in 10 watts. This would be 20 watts for 14 gallons. I know that the wattage thing is not as important as the type of light, but just wanted to make sure this is going to be ok whether i have the Colormax or the 50/50.
Thanks for any input on this.