Well its 65watts per compact tube, so that's 130 watts of electricity.. its deff a lot of electricity lol if I use both lights.. The fixture has 3 plugs, 2 for each compact tube, and 1 for a LED
night light, but its only 2 leds and 1 is dead. So I don't use that.. ATM im not using the 2nd compact light.. The coral one.. Its a 420nm Actinic and 460nm actinic light.. The other compact which I am using is a 6700k and 10k.. 65 watts isn't too bad
My 30g has 2xT5's NOx they are 21w each that's 42 watts (one of the lesser light tanks)
The 27g Hex has 2xT5 NO at 14w each and 2xT8's at 17w each, that's 62 watts
The 55g has 4 T5NO for 28 watts each, so it has 112watts.
The 10g is using a like 5watt LED
light and a 14 watt flourscent bulb.
and my 2 2.6's are using LED
probly 2 watts, and the 5.5 is using a 15 watt light
All together I have a combined total of 371 watts of lighting running in my house.. I have no idea how much that raises the electricity bill lol... Not to mention my computer is running 4-5 hours a day and its using around 450 watts of power.
Anyway, so the light I found out its a Current USA Orbit fixture with 4 Sunpac Bulbs.. Aparently these aren't T5's they look like them but they are called Compact Florescent bulb's. The light is discontinued all Current USA sells now are LED
's.. (I cant afford LED
fixtures and this light was free with the tank so why not use it ? )
So does anyone know how high a lighting this thing is ? Is it basically comparable to T5HO'S or is it brighter then those ? All I know is its 2-3x brighter then my t5NO. Looking at the tubes the daylight/10k bulb hasn't been used much its still bright white no dark edges, and the Actinic bulbs are darker and have dark ends.. So I don't think the guy who sold this to me ever used all 4 lights on it.. I doubt he replaced the bulbs either.. This thing is probably from like 2008 or something.
My question is can plants Utilize the 420-460nm actinic lights ? What about the 10k. I know the 6700k is the best. I found replacement tubes, the options are either another 6700-10k combo for 2x6700 and 2x10k.. Or a duel 6700k, for 3x6700 and 1 10k.. I cant afford to replace both lamps.
Oh turns out all the junk he gave me its worthless.. 2 of the Powerheads are dead. One of them works but its noisy and pushes WAYY too much water, its like a sunami in the tank.. The 4th one is noisy too.. The Marine land Emperor 280 filter he gave me.. is NOISY omg.. sounds like a garbage disposal.. I cleaned it up cleaner the impellor tried moving the arm that goes in the tank and it wont stop... The 3 bubble maker pumps are all really noisy.. 1 of the 150 watt heaters doesn't work.. The other 2 work just fine though.
So Im just going to throw all that stuff away. I already bought a new filter.. I don't like Hang on back filters anymore.. All of them are too noisy for a bedroom fish tank, I actually really really love the Top Fin Internal filters.. They came with my 2 2.6g square glass betta tanks.. The 10g version and they are SUUUUPER quiet.. like I have to put my ear next to the glass to hear them.. I bought a 20g one for my 10g bowfront and it too is dead quiet.. So I bought the 40g version for this pentagon... Its absolutetly silent... And it acts as a power head, or a wave maker or aeration by pointing the spray bar down above the water line... Its got 3 modes of filtration too.. One is the sponge media, then the carbon inside it.. and its got a big chamber for those white circular stones for Bacteria...
I tested it out and it deff moves some water and I put lots of food in the tank to watch and its got strong suction for waste.. So yea.. eventually im going to replace ALL my noisy HOB
's for these filters.