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Old 12-25-2010, 01:49 PM   #1 
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Question Lights on a marineland 10 gallon...

I have a marineland 10 gallon kit. What lights can I use on it? The lights it comes with aren't right, I need flourescent. IDK which lights are safe for it, though. It has 2 spots to put in 2 lightbulbs. I need lights for low to medium light plants. Thanks!
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Are they for tube lights or just regular light sockets?
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Just regular light sockets.
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I just used normal GE CFL bulbs from walmart. (http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-CFL-Lig...v-4-Pk/5650627)
I had two 10W in my 10 gallon and that worked very well. I also still have a 10W over my 2.5 gallon.
You'll want between 10-13W. Anything higher you'll start getting algae and would have to think about installing a CO2 system.
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Okay... I wasn't wording things well enough.

There is a plastic cover in front of where the lightbulbs go designed for keeping the bulbs dry. I was wondering if using flourescent was safe for the tank. And, the cover only allows slender light bulbs.

Well, turns out I missed that it said that CFLs were safe to use in the tank. Than my dad told me he knew where to get some slender 15 watt CFLs.

So, turns out I solved the problem. Sorry for sounding confusing, and thanks for the help.
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