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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Need A Lamp

Hello. I have a 2.5 gallon tank. It came with a free light, however, I now have live plants. They don't seem to be doing well...

Do you know what type of lamps I should get? I am at a loss as to where to go and what type to get...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 04:47 PM
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what tank do you have? if you want lighting, you are looking for a 6500k daylight bulb (range from 5000k-10000k) the light should not look orange. for a 2.5 gallon I would just recommend a clamp lamp ($6 at home depot ) and a 6500k cfl.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 08:28 AM
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Go on eBay and look up desk lights. They are cheap and will provide warmth and lots of good lights. Some people use them in planted bowls.
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