11-07-2012, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by maxw47
The T8 that I have been running is an Aqueon Full Spectrum Daylight. It says nothing about color temp though. Is this fine?
I don't know. When I bought my 29g with hood, it came with an Aqueon tube which I sent to recycling and replaced with the Life-Glo. But over a 10g, and if this is the same type (no idea), it may be fine. Does it give a purplish hue, or cool white like the 6500K tubes/CFL?
Tubes have to be replaced every 12 months, they lose intensity as they burn and after 12 months are too dim to be sufficient. I find the Life-Glo can go longer, maybe 18 months, because they are better made.