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Re: [APD] What Happened (55w bulbs)

You could still replace them every twelve months, just replace the pairs
separately - i.e. two bulbs in march, two in september.


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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:04:53 -0400
> From: "Chris Ferrell" <cferrell at gmail_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] What Happened (55w bulbs)
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> The bulbs put out less light as they age.  Once you start getting to
> where they burn out they are putting out significantly less light than
> brand new ones.  I get a good bump everytime I change out my 4x55 CF
> set-up each September and don't wait until the bulbs die on me.
> Usually I get double the pearling on my plants.
> A way around the "spike" would be to replace half the bulbs every 6
> months so the light output is more normalized.
> Chris
> In soggy Charlotte.
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