Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2011, 10:40 AM   #1 
Littlebittyfish's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
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?
Littlebittyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 03:09 PM   #2 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
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.....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #3 
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
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
Slayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 11:03 PM   #4 
Harley's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alberta, CANADA
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.
Harley is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Was I wrong? poonah Betta Fish Care 9 10-19-2010 11:27 PM
I don't know what's wrong. :[ MizzVamp115 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 10-16-2010 11:01 PM
something is wrong shoey50 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 11 04-30-2010 10:31 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.