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post #21 of 26 Old 06-12-2010, 07:15 PM
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I just feed them and tried to hold a tape measure up to the tank and you are right they are about an inch and a half from what I can tell. And no you had not told me the light that I had would not work I just thought that it would not. I will put it back on the tank and see how it goes. The tank also gets a good bit of indirect sunlight so I think it maybe ok. Thank you guys for all your help.

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What are the specs of the other bulb?

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post #22 of 26 Old 06-12-2010, 07:18 PM
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I have those Walmart mini fluorescent bulbs in both my 10 gallon tanks. They do say they are full spectrum and seem to work fine with the plants.

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This is what it says on Walmarts site, I am trying to find more on the actually company site.

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10 Watt Mini Fluorescent Aquarium





Top of Page Product Details

  • Enhances Color and Clarity - Full-Spectrum - High-Intensity Output - Makes Water Sparkle - Intensifies Fish Color - Fits In All Aquarium Hoods Using Incandescent Bulbs
  • Limited Warranty: Product Will Be Free of Defect Due to Workmanship For Period of One (1) Year. Product Life Guarantee Based On Normal Operation. If Product Fails Under Normal Use Within The Stated Life, Return Defective Product to Retailer. Warranty Terms and ...

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post #24 of 26 Old 06-12-2010, 07:42 PM
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I'd stay with it; jeaninel has it and it works. B.

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post #25 of 26 Old 06-12-2010, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I went to the company web site but could not find this bulb I don't know why but I tried. I do not have the box anymore or I would look on it to see what it says.

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post #26 of 26 Old 06-12-2010, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again everyone. I am going to try it and see how it works.

Amanda

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Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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