Originally Posted by LuluAngelie
Where on earth do you buy these bulbs? My 10 gallon tank kit came from wal mart and so it needs regular screw in elongated bulbs. Wondering if this hood will work and can find the bulbs to fit it, just where?
There are two types of bulbs that can fit in the screw in's (at least for aquarium use), one is the incandescent that your tank comes with and the other one is CFL's or Compact Fluorescent Lights. So they're regular Fluorescent lights but...compacted with screw in ends. You can find them at Home Depot, I tried Wal-Mart but they didn't have anything over 2,500K >.<
And generally the minimum is 6 hours a day for plants I believe and then you can go right up to 12 if you want. I had mine on 12 but had some algae issues so I went down to 10 and that's been good for my plants growing and keeping algae the a minimum.