Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-03-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 150
Send a message via MSN to Gundy
T5 Bulbs, any home improvement store?

Ok, Lately I have been working on some planted tanks I neglected this semester and got around to changing some bulbs out. I went to Home Depot and found a few 6500k T12 bulbs for my big tanks and was curious if anyone has found any T5 bulbs?

I found a one 21 inch T5 in the 2100k range which is useless for planted tanks.. I swear that most fish stores label the T5 in the 24 inch range that fits my coralife fixture.. never seen a 21inch - are they the same thing?

Has anyone had any luck finding any of these T5 bulbs 5500-6500k range in any home improvement store?

Kind of an odd question, but it saves me alot of cash compared to buying from a fish store or ordering online..
__________________

__________________
Gundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I hear hellolights.com has great prices and selection. I know you state you don't want to pay the shipping, but check them out. Also check in the General Retailors section. I believe there was a post about a month or so ago about a few good places.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
I've used hellplights in the past. Call them if you have any questions before placing the order. They are very helpful and will explain the differences betwen bulbs, why the lengths are rated differently (a 21" bulb fits a 24" fixture -- fixture length vs. bulb lenght), etc.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 150
Send a message via MSN to Gundy
I checked out hellolights.com they have the same bulbs dr fosters/big als have for nearly the same price.

Guess I will just have to order from them. I've found some T12 6500k lights as I mentione d above at home depot and hoped I could nab some T5 with the same rating. Doesn't look like thats the case.
__________________
Gundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bulb, bulbs, t5 bulbs

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you care for your fish on the way home from the store.. cjldad Aquaria Off-Topic 106 08-30-2010 11:35 PM
Store Bought or Home Made???? two11devan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 09-14-2006 10:29 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.