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Best way to active low light in a 10g?

I have a hood with incandescent lights right now, and i was wondering how i could get enough PAR to grow some moss, java fern, anubias and maybe crypts?
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I was in a similar situation about a month ago. What is the wattage of your hood? I had a 5 gallon with a 15-watt incandescent hood. I just replaced the incandescent bulb with a 15-watt 6500K CFL and it seems to be working pretty well so far
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Ill have to check that out, it has 2 sockets for lights though. I cant check it right now because it is my sister's tank and she is asleep right now.
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Horizontal spiral CFLs are my suggestion for tanks such as this. One or two will light the tank enough to grow low light plants.


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