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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Best replacement light for my 6.6 gallon

What is the best lightbulb tube to replace the one in my 6.6 gallon Petco bookshelf aquarium?

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Use a desk lamp and put in a daylight cfl rated at 6500k. Should be more than good enough if you have plants in there
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Hm...A desklamp? Like a gooseneck?

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check Homedepot as well. They have a large selection of useful lights that are way cheaper then buying an 'aquarium' light. cheap bulbs as well
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What is the best lightbulb tube to replace the one in my 6.6 gallon Petco bookshelf aquarium?
Take the old bulb with you and go to Petco or wherever and tell them you want a replacement. If you want one better for plants they will hopefully know which is best.
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Oops didnt read it right. Go to lowes or walmart and get a replacement 6500k daylight compact flouro. And yes a gooseneck would be good if you wanted to replace the light bar that came with that kit.
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Never thought about using a gooseneck lamp for a planted aquarium

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I use one for my 5 gal and I'm getting real good growth because I can adjust how far the light is from the plants.
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I might do that when I make Wintergreens 2.5 into a planted aquarium

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I use a 15watt life-glo from hagen's glo line. it's much brighter...
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