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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Looking For Low Wattage Bulb

I need help finding the following bulb:

Spiral CFL 10W or less 6,700K bulb

I've looked at home depot, target, and walmart but I haven't found anything.

They sell Mini Spiral CFL 60W replacement that used 13w 825 lumes, but that is to much light for my little 2.5g low light setup.
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I need help finding the following bulb:

Spiral CFL 10W or less 6,700K bulb

I've looked at home depot, target, and walmart but I haven't found anything.

They sell Mini Spiral CFL 60W replacement that used 13w 825 lumes, but that is to much light for my little 2.5g low light setup.
Hi tylergvolk,

I use two of these 10 watt CFL 6500K bulbs on my 10 gallon tank and the plants do great.

10 gallon; 2X10 watt CFL; no CO2; Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, Excel, and Plant Tabs

Roy
45 Gallon Tall; 96 Watt AH Supply CF; 6700K; & 30 Gallon Long; 2X36 Watt AH Supply CF; Press. CO2; UGF; Heat Treated Montmorillonite Clay
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Try Googling "cfl 5w daylight".

MY TANK: Planted 10g; 2 x 10W CFL; Fluval U2 internal filter; MGOCPM/black sand cap
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Is there no place locally I can pick these up?

I need the bulbs for a 2.5 gallon tank.
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Its tricky because they are advertized as using lower wattage but the output is compared to higher wattage. For example:

40w equivalent bulb uses only 7 watts of power to operate.

I found two options:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...52#post2113552

Please help me decide. Thanks.
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