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Old 02-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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light fixture

bought an aquaeon 36" single tube strip light, and im kind of dissapointed. it came with a 24" 17 watt 8000k full spectrum lamp. its a t8 fixture.
i was wondering if there are any goid bulbs that i could buy to brighten up the tank.
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are you trying to grow plants or just add brightness?
plants do best under 6700k and brightest light would be 10k. but it all has a lot to do with the depth of your tank
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just brighten it up a bit, its not the brightest light.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
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its also 16" deep
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
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the 10000k bulb will be the brightest you will get
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The best place to buy bulbs is like lowes or home depot. They have all sorts of t8 bulbs for cheap!!
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do they have bulbs that dont produce a yellow colorish light. my old one was blueish white, and it looked awesome.
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That'd be a higher kelvin light. If you are going for a cool white/blueish, 10000k will be what you are looking for.
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That'd be a higher kelvin light. If you are going for a cool white/blueish, 10000k will be what you are looking for.
+1 to that!
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