09-07-2013, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RackinRocky
Thank you for the warning about the fire. That is a bit scary to me. I already have way too many power strips and cords all over the place. (You know how that goes with lights, heaters, filters, etc., in addition to what you already use in the room where the tanks are). So I'll have to think on this one...
Beaslbob, the spiral lights are certainly inexpensive. Shouldn't be any problem fitting them into the hood?
If you have the normal incandescent hood that takes the long skinny "hot dog" type bulbs then no. Just make sure you get the skinny spiral bulbs. (Or actually ony buld that will fit, is 6500, and 10 watts or so.
Make sure you get the 6,500k lights. I'm sure you will be amazed how awesome you tank looks compared to the ols 15-25 w incandescent bulbs. Note the compact flourescent bulbs have two ratings. the lower is the actual watts but the more advertised higher is actually the equilivant incandescent watts to produce the same light. Go by the lower.