MH vs. T-8's
Subject: MH and Fluorescent efficiencies
> Ok, Karen, I guess I'll concede :-) that VHO FL is more efficien
> than MH in converting electricity to light energy.
I think you're conceding the wrong thing.<g> I'm not sure that
VHO's _are_ more efficient than MH's. I was talking about
> I'd suggest
> folks who are interested in MH to shop around locally. I would
> imagine most big cities must have surplus outlets and liquidator
> for this kind of stuff and for those interested in building thei
> own kits and capable of wiring it together, I'm sure you could
> save a few bucks.
That is definitely true. I have a MH that I purchased (with bulb)
for $75. There are certainly a number of valid reasons why
someone might choose to use MH lighting, and it _can_ be done
> MH needn't be the most expensive item in your aquarium.
IMO, lighting, no matter what kind, tends to be the most expensive
part of setting up (and running) planted tanks!
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.