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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #668

At 03:50 AM 11/26/98 -0500, Tim Alonzo wrote:
>While power compact fluorescent have not yet really caught on with aquatic
>plant growers..[they]..are a
>viable and cost effective alternative especially in smaller aquariums.

I  agree.

>In his article Richard Sexton
>"These tubes come in all sizes, from a 3" 5 watt bulb to much larger bulbs
>that replace 40W four foot tubes, yet are just one third of the size. The
>phosphor chemistry is what makes the difference between a cool white and a
>daylight tube and every tubes is available with a dizzying array of choices
>in this area.

This is wrong.  It is very hard to find cfs with a color temp >4100K.
There are a few 5000K and anything else is a big ticket item.

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com