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Re: NFC: light bulbs and tannins

Where is a good cheap place to find out what all this T-12, T-8 and
4100 K stuff means?


Al G Eaton wrote:

> That depends on what you mean by cheapest.  T-12 bulbs
> are less efficient than t-8s in both in the amount of
> light they provide and in electricity costs.  So
> although you pay more initially for a t-8 setup, you
> get more light, and lower electricity bills. You can
> use the 4100 K bulbs from home depot that cost under
> $3 each and expect them to outlast t-12 bulbs.  If you
> are going to keep your aquarium for more than a year
> or two, the t-8 bulb light setups are the cheaper,
> even factoring in the higher startup costs.
> --- Gary Rollwage <greensunfish at hotmail_com> wrote:
> > The cheapest light system going is a double 40
> > fixture from
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