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[APD] Re: anyone running T5's?6
I totally agree with what Richard wrote - new bulbs do make a huge difference.
However, the bulbs I replaced were less than a month old - there was a 5W
difference between each bulb. Over a 30gal tank, that's a 33% increase in
At 08:54 AM 6/6/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>I've replaced 2 of 3 T8s with a couple of T6s. I never heard of a T6 bulb
>until I was going thru the local Big Al's, and they had a full range of
>just like the T8s. They put out a bit more light than the T8s and are a bit
>warmer, but the plants sure like it!
>I've upped the CO2 and nutrients a bit, and now it looks like I've poured
>champaign into my tank w. all the pearling! Excellent growth, and algae are
Don't underestimate the point that they're new bulbs which always
work better than the ones you replace. Light decay is sharp at the beginning
then drops off to a slower rate of decay; but when you first turn them
on they're brighter than they'll ever be again.
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