Thread: would these lights work well?
05-10-2009, 09:16 PM #1
would these lights work well?
i have a plain freshwater 5.5 gallon aquarium. i do have 2 dwarf anubias in there but i dont consider it a planted tank.
anyway, i was cleaning out my dorm room and found a pack of replacement lights that must have been left by the guys who lived in here before me. They are compact florescent lights that put out 60W while only using 13W. my hood says not to use any more than 25 in it (so the 13 of usage would work fine). i was wondering if you guys thought that 60W would be overkill? i have not put one in there to see what it looks like (i dont know why, but ive been a little nervous).
should i try one out?
05-10-2009, 09:19 PM #2
Yep. I ran them in my 10 gal hood and they work very well. The only thing is mine were specifically for that so they may have been moisture resistant.
05-10-2009, 09:33 PM #3Originally Posted by robnepper
05-10-2009, 09:52 PM #4
one of those will be fineThe only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
RIP Roscoe. We will meet again Bug.
05-10-2009, 09:53 PM #5
The only problem I see is a potential overabundance in nutrients leading to algae.SIX OR MORE MAN TO THE RESCUE!
05-10-2009, 10:21 PM #6
it does say on the light bulb to use in dry conditions only. but the cover should take care of that right?
05-10-2009, 11:21 PM #7
I have used them, they will do fine. The question is what color are they?
05-11-2009, 01:27 AM #8Originally Posted by rich311k
i attached some pictures for everyone to look at.