Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by sonicblue03 They're great on my Top Fin 10 gal. tank
I was a concerned when I got home and realized my hood didn't have enough shielding to cover them all the way. I've had 2 of these lighting my tank for a year and they still work great. I've even had a couple of accidents where the hood fell into the water. I thought the bulb on the side that fell in was done for. I unplugged it and wiped the bulb dry (waited a few min) and to my surprise, it still worked. I haven't had to replaced either one. My plants are doing great and it opened up a variety of vibrant plants that I could put in. I've gotten my moneys' worth and I would buy them again tomorrow if they died today.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PandaGeneral21 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marg2 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by voodoo330 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