Just a quick question - does anyone have recommendations for a bulb for a 12" strip light (fits 2.5G rectangle aquariums). A normal spiral CFL doesn't fit since it is designed for a 15w incandescent tube light.
I was thinking about trying a coralife colormax mini cfl, but I wanted to see what other people thought.
You can find the lights you're looking for at just about any store with home supplies, such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. When we need new bulbs we always take the old one with us. That way we get the correct ones.
It looks like a compact fluorescent would fit in that. I got the one on my little tank, 6500K, warm white (ick) from the dollar store. If you aren't cheap though you could get a cool white one and it would look better.
Edit: and by not cheap I mean willing to spend maybe $3 instead of only $1. Haha
Remember that the tank your fish lives in is his or her's whole world. Ask yourself this question, and answer it honestly: would you choose to live there?