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Old 10-31-2005, 12:28 PM   #1
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80 Watts @ 6500K for $20 Bucks! Enjoy.

Ok you cheap people like me.

I was wondering around my local Wal-Marts, and found some 48" T12 6500K lights for 9.95, looked around and found a shop light for 7.95. And low and behold. 80Watts of light for under 20 bucks..

If you're looking to get some new lights check your Wal-Mart first. they were GE lights, I've used them in the past in well my shop area and they've always worked great for me. So good luck people.

The bulbs are kind of hard to find they don't normally stock them I'm guess, as I've not seen them there before. But I'm sure you can get this all at your local hardware store too.

Figured I would give yea all a heads up. Now all I need is to put in a brace so I can use a glass hood. But I've got a few large sheets of plexy glass that will take care of that.
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I've found that Lowes often has a good selection of lights. They might not be all labeled by color temperature, so write down some names and check out the specs online before you buy.
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Oooh, those might be nice for my 80g. Thanks
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:53 PM   #4
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I would avoid any light bulbs that don't list the temp. Most listed for "plants" should be fine, but I'm picky. Funny thing is, the same lights at a pet store or LFS are 17 - 20 each bulb. What a rip off.


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The lights I picked up from Walmart were made By GE listed for plants.
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you want ripoff? i have to get a 96 watt PC for my tank. 18 inch long... Its 100 bucks canadian for it! (about 82 US)

THAT'S tight :P
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