What about still using CFLs but in clip on lamps or work lights?The reason I want that particular light is because it is in my price range and I won't have to do any DIY with it.(do not want to do any sort of electrical DIY I shocked myself a few to many times playing with electronics when I was younger) also I had thought about a fixture to hang but I am living with my aunt to be closer to work and I don't really want to hang anything from the ceiling.
Btw to clear any possible confusion it is 36w total using two 18w bulbs.
If that is two much then given the above info what type of light would be good for my tank? I hate the look of the stock hood otherwise I would do an incandescent hood with the screw in cfls
Has been a definite thought to do that but i have a hard time putting such an eye sore on the top of the tank as the only attractive ones i see are so expensive. i also worry about how evenly the light will diffuse into the tank.What about still using CFLs but in clip on lamps or work lights?
Those will probably give you high light, requiring good CO2, good fertilizing, good maintenance, and lots of luck to avoid becoming a tank you spend most of your time fighting algae in. Two T8 lights are very good lighting for a standard 10 gallon tank. A pair of screw-in CFL bulbs are also very good lighting, easily adjustable by changing the bulb wattage.what about a couple of these?