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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).
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 at thekrib dot com