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Old 12-18-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 02:48 AM   #2
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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
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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Try Googling "cfl 5w daylight".
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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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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