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Sadie 02-05-2007 07:58 PM

10 gal freshwater lighting
 
I working on my new set up. Are 50 watts too much for a ten gal? Short term goal is to raise my fry (moving from my 20 gal) and once they are big enough to put back in the big tank, I will probably put platys or maybe some small agressive fish in with maybe 2 or 3 small live plants(depends on the size/type of fish I decide to put in).

The tank and lighting strip I bought were the cheapest I could find. The light doesn't take the long tube lights like my other does. It takes 2 small bulbs with a total max of 50 watts.

musho3210 02-05-2007 08:10 PM

50 watt might be pushing it, but you can try

joeshmoe 02-05-2007 08:13 PM

i think 50 watt would be good fo a planted tank but if its just fry they might not like all the heat.

Sadie 02-05-2007 09:05 PM

10 gal lighting
 
Can I safely run the light with one bulb until I can get the 15s?

musho3210 02-05-2007 09:06 PM

Is the light flourecent or incandecent

FDStation152 02-05-2007 09:10 PM

sounds like incandescant bulbs. Maybe a bit on the high side but shouldn't cause serious problems...just keep an eye on the tank temperature. I wouldn't suggest leaving one bulb out however due to the possibility of water getting into the socket.

Sadie 02-05-2007 09:11 PM

10 gal lighting
 
Okay, I'm going to show my ignorance...I haven't a clue.. The bulbs are Marina brand and the box simply states Aquarium Light Bulb Long Lasting

Sadie 02-05-2007 09:16 PM

lighting
 
Thank you everyone for your help

musho3210 02-05-2007 09:27 PM

those are probably incandecent or could be CP (compact flourecent)

FDStation152 02-05-2007 09:29 PM

compact flourescent normally wouldn't have nearly as high of a wattage from what I've seen. And it would say "compact flourescent" right on the box instead of "aquarium light bulb" most likely :)


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