Ok, I'm officially an idiot. Here's how the story goes:
I buy a hood and light fixture for my tank, the light fixture is incandescent with two 25w sockets. Naturally, incandescent bulbs put out way too much heat and raise my tank temps too much. So I go searching for fluorescent bulbs to put in. No one carries anything that will fit. Not a single pet store in the entire city. So I get some at the hardware store. Each uses 10w of power but produce 40w of light. Me being an idiot, I think 10w of power each is just right. Derp.
Just went out and found some 10w bulbs (20w total) at Walmart and put them in, so we'll see if that helps. Would you recommend still laying off the plant food for a while?
I also just did a 100% change yesterday and cleaned the glass thoroughly. I went the lazy route and scooped my pleco out of my 55gal and put him in the 10gal for a day to clean off all the decor. He did a fantastic job.
Last edited by Apocalypse; 11-29-2010 at 03:55 PM.