Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Bernardino, California
What is the best light bulb for this tank for live plants?
I've recently moved all my fish into their permanent tanks, atleast that's what i'm telling myself right now lol. I've got three 5 gallons, three 3 gallons and a 2.5 gallon.
I no longer need my two 2.5 Betta Bow tanks. These are the 2.5 gallon Aqueon tanks that come with the divider. Lots of people have these, they seem to be rather popular, I loved them but now I no longer need them for my Bettas.. (till i get another one lol).
I've heard the light bulb that comes in the tank isn't really good for fish or that it shouldn't be used for them. I don't plan on putting a Betta in this tank that i'm thinking of making up but I would like to add some plants to it and try having a little planted tank.
My question is this:
Would the typical light bulb that comes with the tank be okay to use for live plants or should I buy something else to use for it instead?
The bulb that comes with it is a 15w/120v incandescent bulb (atleast that's what the replacement ones are). Would a fluorescent light work better, i've heard people swear by those fluorescent lights and they typically hate incandescent.. I don't know the difference other then one is spiraly and gives off a more white light then yellow.
Be gentle, I don't know much about light fixtures. lol
And again, i DO NOT plan on putting any fish in this tank at all, it's simply for some live plants.