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  1. Lighting
    Hi Fishkeepers! I've been running a 10 gallon planted tank for a few months now, and it's really been doing pretty well. But one problem I've been having is some algae. I've been lighting the tank from behind with a ~10 watt cfl bulb in a small desk lamp, and on the side with the most light I...
  2. Lighting
    Hello, I have a 10 gallon tank. I bought 2 x 23 watt 6500k bulbs for my 2 clip on desk lamp fixtures. I have sand as a substrate and plan to add osmocot root tabs and DIY CO2 as suppliments. I was aiming for medium or medium-high lighting. Are these two bulbs overkill for the kind of tank and...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 10 gallon tank set up with a bit of plants, which light is best for my tank? I currently have these to choose from: 13W 825 lumens 6500k mini spiral CFL bulbs Hatch lighting 15T10/CL 120V I don't know anymore information on this bulb but it makes a nice yellow light. I would...
  4. Lighting
    Hi everyone, Thank you in advance for understanding if this is a stupid question! I bought a Fluval Edge II 12 gallon (46l) with the 42 Led lights which basically only equals 6 watts. I have spent NUMEROUS hours trying to find a lighting mod that won't break the bank or require a DIY as I am...
  5. Lighting
    Hello. I was planning on using some 13 and 23 watt CFLs in clamp-lamps and I was having a hard time finding some 6500K bulbs in my area. The closest Lowe's doesn't have them in stock and the nearby Home Depot only has 5000K Daylight CFLs. I was wondering how much of a difference there would be...
  6. Low Tech Forum
    I am looking to do my first planted tank. It is a 29 gallon tank. I rigged up DIY lights that are 4 CFL 13 watt bulbs that are 6500K. I used aluminum tape inside the hood to act as a reflector. Im assuming this is enough lighting for low-tech. The substrate I chose is pool filter sand. I was...
  7. Lighting
    I was wondering if anybody has had success with cfl bulbs. I have 3 T8 bulbs over my 20L. I had this clip on cfl lamp and decided to use it for a 4 hour midday burst. My question is does anyone know much about the par for these type bulbs. I'm using a daylight, 1170 lumen, 18w bulb. I also...
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