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Old 02-18-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Where to by full spectrum bulbs for a fairly low price?

I want to start growing plants in my 29g. I was told in another thread that a 6500K bulb of about 60 watts would be sufficient for what I am looking to do. I'm willing to put the money up, but I was just looking for some of the less expensive retailers out there. Any suggestions? I believe the fixture is 24", but I could be wrong on that.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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It sounds like you want an aquarium bulb but I wanted to throw this out there. I switched on my 29 to these bulbs found at the grocery store. I actually get better plant growth then what I had before.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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I have the stock bulb that came with the kit. How does that work as far as attaching it? And does it evenly distribute the light?
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I have seen those used different ways. I have mine clipped on with a reflector from home depot. Not all that attractive. But the bulbs are a lot cheaper. I'm going to do it on my ten gallon planted as soon as I go out and buy a desk lamp like this. The one I have now is on a refugium that can't be seen. So I wasn't worried about the looks. Using the reflector it spreads the light three the whole tank. I would imagine it has a lot to do with how wide of an area it will do. Or it will depend on how high it is. Anyways I live far from any lfs so I like cheese because I can get them at the grocery store that's closer to home and they are energy efficient
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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Could you post a pic of your set up?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Could you post a pic of your set up?
best I can do since it's a little hard to get to.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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Okay thanks.

My main issue when looking online is that most of the bulbs with higher wattage are too big for my fixture. Most of the bulbs that should fit my tank have 20-30watts
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Okay thanks.

My main issue when looking online is that most of the bulbs with higher wattage are too big for my fixture. Most of the bulbs that should fit my tank have 20-30watts
This is just a standard hood that came with the tank, right? And you said 24"? Or was I mistaken
Here is a 24" 75 watt
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Yes that is correct. But I may have made a mistake. It may actually need a 30" bulb. It's on a 29g.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #10
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Mine came with one bulb, did yours happen to come with a two bulb fixture? I'm not having any luck finding anything. But if it came with a two bulb fixture you may be able to run two 30 watt 6500k. Otherwise I believe your going to need to upgrade the fixture. At less someone chimes in here to help finding one.
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