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[APD] Home depot spiral bulbs

How much were the bulbs?  I am looking to make a DIY light with 2 of those
(or the double u-shaped ones I found at Walmart - 6500K and $4.99).  I was
going to house them in a peice of plastic rain gutter cut to the length of
the tank.  I saw this done on a DIY webpage, but unfortunately can't find
the page anymore so hopefully I remember enough about it.


Message: 5
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 12:42:19 -0800
From: Dave Millman <dave at tactics_com>
Subject: [APD] Home Depot spiral bulbs
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

I just converted a 20-gallon hood from single tube fluorescent to two
energy saver  spiral fluorescent bulbs from Home Depot. I tried this
because Home Depot now sells spiral bulbs with three different spectra.
Quoting the packaging:

     * Warm light (the old, yellowish ones)
     * Cool white
     * Daylight

I'm of the opinion that the old, "warm light" spiral bulbs were nearly
useless for plants. I put two, 19W Daylight bulbs over the 20 gallon. It
looks pretty good!

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