> walmart 10g heater
> walmart hood for two 15w incandescent bulbs.... which I ended up buying 2-10w mini fluorescents
> does anyone know anything about these bulbs im sure im in the low light range but would love any info someone could give me on these lights and what can be > exected out of them
Those CFLs are Power CFLs, which is why they're putting out 600 lumens instead of 550 that the 10w spiral CFLs do. I am using a 10w spiral and a 13w spiral over my 10g in "brooder" type dome reflectors, which are very efficient. I think your CFLs are oriented correctly for the most output - horizontally for Power CFLs. The only problem is the white plastic reflectors in the Walmart canopy is very inefficient, so you may only get 550 or maybe less lumens out of each of them. This is probably enough to grow Java Ferns and other low-light plants, but IME not enough for regular plants.