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Old 08-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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hood lighting question

I have a Aqueon Deluxe Full Fluorescent Hood, probably the most common hood you can find at any store. specs on store website:
24" Length
Frame-Top Opening: 23.25" L X 11.5" W

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1 - 18" 15 Watt Full

can i swap this bulb out with a stronger one to give off more light for plants? (i cannot buy new fixtures)
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No you'll need a whole new fixture.
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You can put a bulb in it that has a better color spectrum for plants (daylight ~6500k) but yeah if you want more intensity you will need to upgrade the entire fixture.
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i am just looking around as i dont want to spend th money right now but would i need something like, Marineland LED Double Bright Aquarium Lighting System
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www.fishneedit.com have some pretty cheap t5ho fixtures.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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there are even cheaper fixtures on ebay by oddysea, not as high quality but get the job done 24" T5 HO Aquarium Light Hood Freshwater Plant 6500K 48 | eBay
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