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Hi all,
I am new to this forum and new to aquariums in general.
I need to replace my 50/50 actinic blue and white bulbs. They are 4 pin(straight) I think they are 20W each. Each is 15"
Does anyone have any ideas. I have been told 2 36" 10,000K would be good. I would like something that is asthetically pleasing yet will be good for my plants.

I do have some brown algae and am getting some hair algae. I have been removing it by hand.

I have 4 African Clawed Frogs.

My tank is a 37 gallon:
Here is a photo:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w226/inquisitiveredhead/Aquarium1.jpg

Here is a photo of my fixture:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w226/inquisitiveredhead/Lighting.jpg

My plants are:
I have 2 anubias barteri
2 cladophoraceae (algae balls)
2 crinum thaianum (onion plant)
6 java fern (tropica)
12 anacharis

Thanks so much for the help in advance,
Art-Kitten
 

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i like marinedepot.com for my bulbs.
 

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Thanks for advice, still not sure on size and brand

I checked Dr. Fosters and Smith and they do not have anything in the Current bulb 6700ºK/10000ºK smaller than 65watt.

I called the aquarium store that sold me the tank today and they said 2 of the 36 watt bulbs would be too hot for my tank. It is 17" from the light to the bottom of the tank.

He suggested I go with two white compact flourescent bulbs the same size as the ones I am replacing without the blue portion. I think they are each 20W. That is roughly 1 watt per gallon. Is it enough? And do I need 10,000K or 6700K?

What do ya think?

Thanks in advance.
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