Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-05-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Coopersburg, PA
Posts: 82
Bulbs: T5s, T8s, T12s?

Couldn't find a definitive answer via searching, so I'll ask here...

I have a "stock" 48" Oceanic double lighting strip for a 72 gallon bowfront which states that it's compatible with T5, T8 or T12 bulbs. Given that I'm starting out FOWLR, can someone enlighten me regarding the best bulb options for LR coralline algae growth?

Additionally, would the recommendations from above suffice for any low light requirement invertebrates, such as shrooms, or are we talking upgraded lighting? TIA.

OneBowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: washington pa.
Posts: 342
forget about t 12's they are not great but will work in a pinch not very efficent and dont put out that much light

t8's are good
t5's is the better of the 3 more efficent more light per lumen but run a little hotter
another day
another dead brain cell
dont it suck?
greatgman is offline   Reply With Quote

bulb, 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
Icecap Ballast and/or 46" T5s Snookster Archive 3 04-06-2009 09:46 PM
WTT my 50/50 PC bulbs for your 6700K bulbs Jnam Archive 1 02-13-2009 10:31 PM
Which Bulbs? theotheragentm Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 01-13-2009 11:16 AM
VHO's or T5s??? Hodges Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 12-01-2006 07:15 PM
Plant bulbs.. pre packaged bulbs that grow plants... Mudfrog Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 12-16-2004 10:06 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.