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Old 04-29-2013, 10:13 PM   #1 
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Moderate lighting for a 10 gallon?

What is the best moderate lighting equipment I can get for a standard 10 gallon aquarium?

Best meaning, best deal while still giving what I need.

Right now I just have one of those economy incandescent hoods that have two sockets and I'm running two 10 watt 6500k bulbs.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #2 
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Someone with more experience can correct me if I'm wrong, but you might have enough for moderate-light plants as is. I have the same set-up you have and the plants I have are pretty happy and are propagating nicely
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Well, I am dividing my tank 3-ways and I want to make sure I have even light distribution as well.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:53 AM   #4 
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Same here The lighting definitely isn't as even when it's divided, but it's not horrible. However, I have a hood like this (it may even be the same model, but it came in a kit so I'm not certain) on my 15 gallon and love it... Since the light is just a single tube spanning the length of the tank it distributes light evenly and it even comes with a 8000K bulb.
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Well, I got an idea last night and I used foil tape as a reflective surface and lined the inside of the hood with it.

My tank looks much brighter now.
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