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Old 04-07-2011, 11:40 AM   #1 
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wrong lighting?

I am pretty sure I just accidentally picked up the wrong light for my 10 gallon. But I want to make sure......I am on some allergy medication and I think it is fogging my brain a little.....anyways...

I picked this up at Lowes, I saw the 40 watt and grabbed it.. I figured 40 would have to do because they didn't have the 30..After getting home however I noticed that the package actually says... "40W replacement using only 9 watts" Does this mean the light is actually only a 9watt bulb and wont do well with my 10 gallon? It has 6500k and 550 light output. Also, if this is not going to work for my 10 gallon, would this work in my 5 gallon?
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:09 PM   #2 
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Is this for a planted tank, if so it should be fine....6500k daylight is what you want for live plants...the watts is more related to the energy used.....
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:45 PM   #3 
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It should work for both tanks but watch the algae growth in the 5gal I have 1 and my plants look great but the tank is filled with algae now so there is kind of a trade off I guess
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:03 AM   #4 
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It should be fine. Mine says to uses two 25W bulbs. The light was a little too much for Harley so I took one of them out. I'll probably buy some lower wattage bulbs someday so I can use both again.
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