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rtman 12-01-2007 07:41 PM

too bright
 
hey everyone , i was wondering if anyone could tell me if they make any kind of different bulbs for my hood , i have a ten gallon tank with a stock hood and i am using two compact flourescent bulbs , they are about 6 inches long but in my oppinion they are way too bright and seem to flush out the colors of my fish and decorations , tank does not have real plants , just fake. the wattage is 10 watts apiece but i really would like a more suttle look with a little more color , can anyone steer me in the right dirrection? thanks for any advise

Lupin 12-01-2007 10:41 PM

I'd stick with live plants and add some slates or wood for refuge. A black background and black substrate make a stunning touch for the tank.

mgamer20o0 12-02-2007 01:08 AM

look on the bulb for the k rating. its not how much light its the color of the bulb that bothers you. try for a 6500k day light bulb.


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