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I 've had this light for a while now(2 yrs or so) And i was wondering if i need a new one. Or what is the life of one of these things? It fit a 10g hood. I wanted to put some plants in that tank and what light would be the best for them? It takes 1-3 secs for it to turn on and it flikers also when you turn it on. Anyone have idea?

-calico

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How many watts per gallon do you have going?

Since the light is two years old, i would suggest getting a new one. If its one of the bulbs that came with the hood, those are typically no good, especially for plants.

If you want plants, I would say you need at least 2 watts per gallon. I have 4+ going in mine. Or you could buy some really low light plants, but i would still suggest getting a better bulb. Look around at some LFS and see what they have. I tried using some plant ones I found at vvvv, they were called Nutri-grow lights. Even though they said they were meant for plants, they didnt work very well. I think I had one plant that did ok with it, but the rest died off.

I have compact flourecents in mine. They work nicely. I really like them.

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