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Re: [APD] Re: anyone running T5's?6
The actual watts drawn depend on the ballast and bulb
combination. You could actually be running more or less
watts than the rating.
--- jvision at telus_net wrote:
> 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
> Richard wrote:
> 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
> bulbs -
> >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
> >dying back.
> 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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