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Re: Light choices (was lilaeopsis info)

The 32-watt bulbs run on a totally different ballast than the 40 watt
ones, put out the same amount of light, and are something like 30-50% more
efficient (when the ballast is taken into account).

  - Erik

On Fri, 24 Mar 2000 IDMiamiBob at aol_com wrote:

> Chuck writes:
> > I've got 4 32watt T8's over a 55 gallon
> >  > tank do I need more light? 
> Why do people use 32 watt bulbs?  Aren't these 4 footers?  Why not just get 
> four 40 watts and get more light, or use three 40 watters, and get the same 
> amount of light for less money?  I'm missing the point.  I mean, 4 tubes over 
> a 55 takes up the whole top of the tank.  It takes extra effort to get them 
> to fit.  Why not maximize your investment?
> Bob Dixon
> ------------------------------

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com