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Old 12-21-2003, 10:23 PM   #1
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compact flourescent bulbs

I have seen people mention compact flourescent bulbs on this site. I have seen them on ebay and it looks like they fit into an incadescent hood. I have an aquatek v. It is one of those all in one 5 gal acrylic tanks. Would putting one of those bulbs in make too much light. I just never really liked incadescent light. If anyone can give me some advice I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
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IMO, one of the 6500k CF bulbs would be great on a 5g tank. Much better than incandescent.
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Here is a link to an ebay auction. Would something like this work.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46314
It has a 25 watt incadescent in there now.
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It would, but you can buy these same lights at Home Depot. They are marketed under the brand "Commercial Electric" and are called "Daylight bulbs". I forget how much they are...around $7.00 I think...I use them in the porch lights here at the house.
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Thanks for the info. I will give it a try and it will be alot cheaper.
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