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Old 01-14-2007, 12:28 AM   #1
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yet another lighting ???

Due to limited space over "the corian tank", I decided to go with screw in CF lights...came across this 24w bulb, (also available in a 30w)....I can get 4 of these in the canopy comfortably giving me 96 to 120wpg...do the color and temp sound about right????

Replaces: 100 to 120w bulb
Dimensions: 5"l x 2 1/8"w
Wattage: 24 watts
CRI: 94+
Kelvin: 5900
Lumens: 1600
Life: 10,000 hours [?]
Not for use with dimmer switches
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:59 AM   #2
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I would go for a higher Kelvin... 6500 or higher...
It really doesn't matter, except if you grow plants.. I think 6500+ looks better.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:04 AM   #3
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Here is a site that I get CF's from. the one on the bottom of this page is a 6500K.

http://www.1000bulbs.com/products.ph...t-Fluorescents
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:34 AM   #4
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GE and LOA sell good bulbs for this use... here is a GE bulb that is 20 watts and 6500 Kelvin

http://genet.gelighting.com/LightPro...=47466&TABID=1
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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This was allot easier before we had all this technology...LOL

let's see if I got this right now, from the bulbs suggested...higher "K" is better than higher "CRI"....In theory I can use 4- 20w giving me 2 wpg (low/mod), or 4-27w giving me 2.7wpg (mod/high)....the mirrored surface of the canopy should cut down on refraction from the spiral bulbs, evening the light overall....

Will I have to use co2???...Will diy be sufficient???...remember, I'm cheap...so far this whole build has cost me 14.00
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:01 PM   #6
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Is the canopy going to be hung over a glass top? or just above open water?
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:12 PM   #7
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yes...always favored them...to many jumpers in the past...other specs...

40 gal - 20" deep
diy wet/dry/sump hybrid w/scrubbies and air injection (yet to be born)
layered soil substrate under sand
large driftwood centerpiece
stock list still pending
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