Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Just so you dont feel alone and unloved Im answering. hehe. Just so Im clear, you put a 15 watt cf screw in in the exposed socket, and are gonna try to put another one in the hidden socket? My reading on this site and others indicates the experienced people are pretty down on the spiral bulbs, but if you can fit that extra mini fl in there, I would think you would have a heck of a lot of light for that little tank. Have you ahd a chance to measure it yet?
Let me ask this: since you are gonna do some modification to the hood already, have you considered moving the existing socket farther to one side, replacing it if necessary, and putting in one longer, non-spiraled cf bulb with higher wattage?