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post #11 of 13 Old 11-28-2011, 02:30 PM
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I thought that the coralife one would work fine, but it would not turn on when I screwed it in so thats why I was confused and made this topic. But maybe I just got one thats broken?
Ah, I suspect that is due to the base not allowing the bulb to fully screw in. This can happen with CF bulbs too; I've had the same with Christmas lighting with the new CF floodlights not going into older fixtures.

Don't force it, the socket will likely crack and shatter. Return the bulb if you can, for this reason. Take the fixture to the hardware store and try the CF bulbs I mentioned previously. Some are made with a narrower base.

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post #12 of 13 Old 11-30-2011, 01:16 PM
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I added blue LEDs to my T-5 light fixture for moonlight on my 40Gallon fish only. Worked great, so now I am building a 64 LED lamp with 16 Blue LEDs for my 60 Gallon fish only tank. They are great for direct lighting, reduced heat, which also reduces water evaporation.I will try and post pics when I get it done.
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-30-2011, 01:42 PM
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I agree with Byron a normal compact flouresant should work.

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