Are the lamps you speak of labeled as incandescent but work with cfl bulbs? Also, what does SCF stand for. haha.I'm glad you like it. Many people who are new to the hobby feel like they have to spend buckets of money on lighting, and it isn't necessary for small and medium size tanks.
I seem to be confused, sorry. I keep coming across fixtures like this http://www.lowes.com/pd_203213-1373...L=?Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo= and assume thats what your talking about. I'll keep looking and thx for the info.No, they are the common compact fluorescents with screw-in bases like incandescent bulbs. "SCF" is "spiral compact flourescent". I make the distinction because we use a lot of compact fluorescents on aquaria that are u-shaped tubes with pin bases.
Great! What lamp fixture would you recommend thats more pleasing to the eyes? Also, what wattage would be sufficient for two fixtures with low to medium light? I currently have a 10g with stock 15w light growing italian vals, dwarf sag, najas and bacopa in plain gravel. Its not pretty to look at. haha. Its more like a grow out tank i guess. I want to try my hand at scaping my 20g long without spending a lot so I wanna make sure I get the right stuff. thx again.That's it--not pretty but it works.
Didnt know they could be used for that purpose too. I have the ones labeled for reptiles over a box turtle enclosure. Wish I would have known earlier, could have saved some money. Thx for the tip.They sell the exact same thing for reptiles, too... They might be a little prettier, but cost more since they're marketed for pets.