Aqueon® Mini Compact Fluorescent Aquarium Lamp
These bulbs salvaged a poor hood!
I made a poor choice a while back and bought a cheap hood from Petsmart, and didn't notice that it was incandescent lighting which was horrible.
I've never seen my planted tank look so bad.
But these lovely mini compact fluorescent bulbs fit in the incandescent sockets.
My plants and fish (and I!!) are Much Happier!
Thank you Petsmart!
July 12, 2014
i would give this light 10 stars
my twin bought Kiko the betta this bulb for the new tank she sent him. it brings out his color so much, I did not know he was so blue. he is a mustard gas and with the old bulb his yellow fins looked black framed, but to my surprise they are blue. I will never use another light again. so worth the money.
December 12, 2013
I love these bulbs they work great on my 10 gallon community tank. They really helped my plants grow and are great for floating plants.
March 9, 2013
Great bulb for the price!
I have two of these bulbs in my 10 gallon nano reef acrylic tank by Sea Clear. Tank has a full hood that covers the entire tank but only had a socket for a single bulb right in the center. So with a little customizing, help of the local Home Depot and about $10 extra I was able to add two more light sockets on each side of the original and considering the light requirements in a reef tank it works fantastic. Both these lights are mounted on each side, supplementing the original socket which houses a 20 watt 50/50 10,000k Coralife bulb (the main light source for the nano reef) for a total of 40 watts. Light output is great, tank has been up and running for about a year now and I get great color, health and growth out of all of my corals which include various zoas, mushrooms, some soft corals (kenya trees, pulsing xenias etc.), some LPS corals (Duncan, Torch & Hammer corals), and a nice tube anemone. There's a lot of skepticism concerning these bulbs in nano reefs and while I personally wouldnt use these in any reef where light needs to penetrate any deeper than about 12 inches, when used right and in the right combination/setup these bulbs are fantastic, and great for the nano reef enthusiast thats on a budget or just doesn't feel ready to shell out a couple hundred dollars or more on a high end light fixture as these bulbs will work just as good. All in all, great bulbs!
January 20, 2013