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Thread: Switched to CF

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    In my too small MiniBow tanks the hoods take those long lightbulbs and only put out 15W and 25W of hot incandesence light. Today I decided to try to get a compact floresence bulb in there and sure enough the little 13W ones actually fit and the light is SO nice and bright! I just love the way they look now.

    I did have to take out the plastic bulb cover and the metal reflector from the top of the hood but there's enough clearance to keep the bulb away from the hood and more ventitation so hopefully there won't be so much condensation inside the hood.

    Does the plastic blub cover have to be in there?
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    as long as no water "jumps up" (like when you have bubbles and as they pop water flies up) then it wil be fine.
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    Be careful with condensation and water as tropfish stated. Also be careful of heat dissipation as the ballasts may have a hard time with the different bulbs. That is what I am finding with my 10 gallon hood and CFs.
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    I'm not sure about the minibow system, but I have mini CF bulbs from Coralife in my 10g tanks. Great little things, they have their own built in ballasts, screw right into the socket for the incandescent bulbs and work great. They are a bit on the pricey side though, about $20 CAD a pop.

    I have the 50/50 10w bulbs in one tank which provide 50% 10,000K daylight and 50% actinic blue (each) and have the 6,700K full spectrum lamps with color-enhancing phosphors in the other tank.
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    When i bought my 10g starter pack, it had those cruddy incandescents. Somwhere on AC, there is a thread with pictures of the cruddy bulbs, and with CF 6700k, so you can see the difference, and it IS amazing, isnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumachine09
    When i bought my 10g starter pack, it had those cruddy incandescents. Somwhere on AC, there is a thread with pictures of the cruddy bulbs, and with CF 6700k, so you can see the difference, and it IS amazing, isnt it?
    I'm very pleased with my mini CF bulbs (both the 50/50 and 6700K). Gives the tanks and fish a very clean appearence.
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    The CF really lights up my betta tanks beautifully. I think they are working pretty well so far. There is some condensation in the hood but not on the bulbs. I hope they keep working well because I really don't want to go back now that I've seen how much light helps the look.
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    i am eventually oging to buy some flourescent bulbs for the 5g and 10g. turn them into mini planted tanks. i'm gonna get thme at lowes for 3 bucks for like 6 bulbs. 13w each.
    55g: 1 Severum, 1 Raphael Catfish, 1 Syno Catfish

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