Bulbs for clamp utility lights
Posted this under lighting too but thought I should of posted here first. Since this falls more under DIY lighting.
Friend of mine just got a 20 gallon tank from his neighbor who is moving, he had already trashed the light thinking he was going to be throwing it all out, till my friend said he would take it. Its got a clear top and he already has some of those clamp utility lights that I have seen pics/posts about people using those as aquarium lights. Plan to give him some java moss, two types of java ferns, and anubis.
I just have no idea what kind of bulbs he should get for a 20 gallon tank (16in tall) that would be good for plants with the correct spectrum. I barely know what I am doing with the lighting for my tanks and they are T5 and LED, so something that uses a standard light socket is a whole other mess. I read some have only a spectrum life of 4 months to a year. Then found some terrarium plant flood lights. I don't know if those would be good for aquariums too or are they more about putting out heat for the reptiles??
I don't want to set him up with the wrong bulbs and cook his fish/plants or create alot of unneeded heat. If anyone uses those types of lights please let me know what works for plants. Thanks in advance.