Originally Posted by spoonman
I have used the bulbs for about 3 months. I bought them used though, so i dont know how old they are. Looks like I need to change them out. 8 bulbs is pretty pricey though. May be a couple weeks. My acros are doing great though. Maybe its a flow issue. There is definitely more flow where it is now. No algae in there. I just swapped out the tank a couple weeks ago.
Could just be a flow issue, but if you bought the unit used, and have used it 3 months, odds are the bulbs are ready for a change, or will be soon. Better to know for sure.
I here you on the price...I've got 20 3 footers on my set-up. I'm trying to go LED
, before my next bulb change. Just the bulbs runs me $360+, that's 2 of the cheaper LED
's right there.