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My sister has an old lamp that she doesn't want anymore, and I was thinking maybe I could turn it into a lamp for my 5 gal or 10 gal bowl aquarium. I don't really know if I would be able to rewire this to hold a bulb though. I'm not really familiar with how that kind of stuff works. And if it is possible, is it worth doing it myself? I have the time and want to do it, but if its cheaper to buy a new lamp I will. Any advice on how to do if possible or lamps/lights for aquarium is appreciated.
 

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My sister has an old lamp that she doesn't want anymore, and I was thinking maybe I could turn it into a lamp for my 5 gal or 10 gal bowl aquarium. I don't really know if I would be able to rewire this to hold a bulb though. I'm not really familiar with how that kind of stuff works. And if it is possible, is it worth doing it myself? I have the time and want to do it, but if its cheaper to buy a new lamp I will. Any advice on how to do if possible or lamps/lights for aquarium is appreciated.
tank photo?
get an aquarium light, some lamps are far too bright
 

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Tank isn't set up yet :) and I was thinking of getting a special bulb.
yes, id still like a photo to see which types fit :)
it might be hard finding a special bulb, since most of them are tubes.
make sure it says "aquarium " or it might cause a lot of algae growth
 

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I have a desk lamp on my 10g Betta tank... works perfectly. You will just have to see how bright it is, when you put it over the tank.
 

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I have a desk lamp on my 10g Betta tank... works perfectly. You will just have to see how bright it is, when you put it over the tank.
i used a desk lamp on top of a shoe box for the 15g
r.i.p. my favorite fish...
anyway, you can see the neck and the shoebox in the back if you look closely
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yes, id still like a photo to see which types fit :)
it might be hard finding a special bulb, since most of them are tubes.
make sure it says "aquarium " or it might cause a lot of algae growth
10 gal looks like this and I was going to use a GE CFL light bulb (14w 6500K)
 

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