Best light to screw into 2.5 gallon Aqueon MiniBow? - The Planted Tank Forum
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Best light to screw into 2.5 gallon Aqueon MiniBow?

I have the 2.5 gallon aqueoun minibow with tons of plants in it including dwarf hair grass, cardinal plant, and a java fern. What light should I buy to screw into the hood? It came with a 15Watt incandescent which I am going to toss and replace with whatever you guys suggest.

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You might search for "zoo med ultra sun 10 watt". I used to run something similar in that tank, years ago. However, reading reviews, it seems like these don't last very long...
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I have the 2.5G Betta Bow with the LED light and it is terrible. One can hardly notice anything inside the tank.
If yours uses normal light bulb you can try replacing it with stronger LED light builb. That should give it a boost. Or rip the whole light fixture out and glue or install on the something like Mr Aqua Ultrathin LED Light or Finnex StingRay

In my case I replaced the whole tank with Finnex 2.5G and Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 12".
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