less Expensive Tank Lighting
Originally Posted by psyched102
Hello Aqua People,
I was searching for light deals on the web and came across many hydroponic sites. The first thing I noticed was how much cheaper the lights were. The first thing I considered was corrosion and rust.....
Has anyone used T5 units or the like for their tank....with any success?
The hydroponics lights are compact florescent lights (cfl). They're shorter, but put out quite a high wattage. They're not as inexpensive as GE Aquarium Plant bulbs, from the hardware store. If you're just into the darker green aquarium plants, then the full length florescents are the way to go. A couple of them are plenty for plants that require lower or subdued lighting.
"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."