Ok I'm kind of fed up right now, so if this ends up being a rant, I'm sorry...
I bought this tank
2 months ago and 1 month later the hood light wouldn't turn on.. so I exchanged it at the store because it had burned out. This was about 2 weeks before halloween..
Yesterday I noticed the light didn't come on with the timer so I put in a different bulb and low and behold it burned out again!
I am using this sponge filter
so it does get some condensation on the light fixture. There is a plastic cover, but it's not that great, but better than the old incandescent hoods. It used to be on the left, but after the first exchange I moved it to the right.
I go to Petco today and buy this lid thing
for 14.99 but alas, it isn't 16 inches, nor is it 15.5.. the inside of my tank is 15.25 so I buy this other one
which says the inside lip is 15 5/16ths which according to my cloth tape is perfect.
Can you guys suggest ANY strip lighting? I have one for me 10 gallon and I'd prefer incandescent only because I finally found a mini CFL that is good.. and the stores around me don't know what flourescent lighting is to save their butts (even lowes and HD)
I like this one
but it's a little spendy for me at the moment, it'd be 2 weeks before I could order it. I'm open to suggestions
Thanks for listening to the rant, and if you have the above aquarium, it's 15.25 roughly or 15 5/8ths NOT 15.5 (versa top)