Aqueon® Mini Compact Fluorescent Aquarium Lamp
Well i only bought it yesterday...
Since its still new i can't say much on how long they will last, i can say they add a new depth to my tank. I had been using normal incandescent light bulbs and some water got into the light fixture, the lightbulb flickered and made some buzzing sounds. Immediately unplugged it and let it dry, poor fish had to deal with a lamp. Anyways, went out to Petsmart and found these, since i have plants and they were doing fine with the regular light bulbs i figured florescent would be alright. Especially since i researched it before i went to the store and it said it helps promote photosynthesis so that sounded good to me. I really like the blue accent. When i originally turned them on i was a bit worried as they were super blue but as they warmed up the white shined bright. Time will tell how my plants will react but i don't see why would react in a bad way. One thing to note is they don't seem to be waterproof. Not sure if you could throw some silicone on the parts that are still exposed but my light fixture is now sitting on top of a glass piece so hopefully no water will get to them like before. I would recommend this to another fish keeper as of right now.
January 3, 2015
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