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Re: 36" flourescent lighting fixture?

> Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 19:22:31 EDT
> From: MMacG1167 <MMacG1167 at aol_com>
> Does anyone know of a cheap flourescent lighting fixture along the lines of a
> shoplight or striplight that comes in comes in a 3 ft length (and uses 36"
> T-12 or T-8 bulbs)? 
< [snip]
> I'm thinking of putting it to use to grow extra plants (it wouldn't be for    
> display purposes), 

If appearance isn't critical, why not just use a 4' fixture and let it hang over 
the ends a bit?  The 4' bulbs are cheaper and more types are available. 

The amount of light emitted from the ends of a FL tube are less than the amount 
from areas away from the ends. If you use a longer tube, you will have more even 
light across the whole tank rather than the standard "dark corners".