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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1573

In a message dated 1/29/02 2:59:23 AM Central Standard Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 22:42:20 -0600
> From: krombhol at teclink_net (Paul Krombholz)
> Subject: Re: T-8 vx T-12
>     * From: "Bill Lynn" <wlynn at telus_net>
> Well being Canadian, AH supply CFs look great but the exchange rate and
> shipping are killers . I however had a stroke of  luck has allowed me to get
> T-8(5000K) at $3Cdn each (wholesale) and a couple of free ballasts. $72 for
> 24 bulbs, before I was paying $10-$20 per T-12 and changing them every
> 6months.
> Question: I was running 6 T-12 @40W(full specturm) should I replace with 6
> T-8 @32W or should I use 8 bulbs?  The T-8s appear much brighter than the
> T-12s.
> Any good sources for reflectors for T-8 or DIYs, I am currently using
> tinfoil to line my light box.
> These bulbs are staggered over a 5ft tank so the ends of the tank receive

I use the Coralife "AquaMirror" reflectors with my T8 set up. Works very 
well. I read a usenet post about mirror acrylic as a reflector but dont have 
any experience there.

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