View Full Version : Trouble Finding Light

04-20-2011, 01:26 AM
Just a quick question. I'm going the planted route for my 10 gallon, however, all the light fixtures I see (t8 shop lights) are way to long compared to a 10 gallon. I was thinking one of the circular shop lamp things but then it is hard to find a fluorescent bulb for that.

Anyone know if they make short t8s that aren't listed online?

Edit: nevermind lol

04-20-2011, 04:03 AM
If you have a 10g with a stock hood, you can put 2 fluorescent bulbs into it. Should get around 2-3 watts per gallon which would work well enough.

04-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Just have the tank. Going probably get a work lamp with a 40 watt bulb in order to grow everything well.

04-20-2011, 07:53 PM
Be careful too much light and you will have algae and other issues. With that much wattage you'll want to have another source of carbon.

04-20-2011, 08:04 PM
For a 10g tank, an incandescent strip or hood with two Sylvania "now smaller than ever" 23 watt daylight spiral compact bulbs, is perfect.