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This is a discussion on Bulb help within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Originally Posted by zof I've found 6500k bulbs at walmart (GE) and lowes (Sylvania and Bright Effects) but could not find a 6500k CFL ...

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:37 PM   #11
 
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I've found 6500k bulbs at walmart (GE) and lowes (Sylvania and Bright Effects) but could not find a 6500k CFL screw in bulbs at Home Depot.
Murr. I'll keep that in mind. I'll try for Lowes 'cause my walmart has CFLs but they're way too big to even think of putting in my hood.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #12
 
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Thank you, Byron. <3
I'll hopefully have the tank set up by Friday night! :D Oh. I was also wondering... if I were to set up a timer... how would I go about doing this?
Buy a "cheapy" one, not those 7 million option electronic screen so an so power bars...(personal Choice) very basic, 12 off 12 on seems to do the trick.. Another personal choice, Can run 9-10-11-12 hours on and the remainder off... Also i would take into acount the live plants you are housing and and rate of growth desired.. I wouldnt go more than 12 On
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #13
 
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Buy a "cheapy" one, not those 7 million option electronic screen so an so power bars...(personal Choice) very basic, 12 off 12 on seems to do the trick.. Another personal choice, Can run 9-10-11-12 hours on and the remainder off... Also i would take into acount the live plants you are housing and and rate of growth desired.. I wouldnt go more than 12 On
I'm sorry I had a hard time understanding that. >.< I know from reading up that 12 hours is the average but what else were you saying? "not those 7 million option electionic screen so an so power bars" Was that the name of one?
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:40 AM   #14
 
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I'm sorry I had a hard time understanding that. >.< I know from reading up that 12 hours is the average but what else were you saying? "not those 7 million option electionic screen so an so power bars" Was that the name of one?
He's talking about timers. I agree; in hardware stores you can buy a timer to use with table lamps, etc., for a couple dollars. They usually have two on/off options, so you can have for example the lights come on at 7am and go off at 1 pm, then come on at 4 pm and off at 9 pm. Not saying you should, only this is possible; I use these and my lights come on at 10 am and go off at 9 pm, because I like to be able to view the tanks in the evening and if I have the lights on more than 11 hours algae begins to increase.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #15
 
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I purchased a pretty nice timer at wal-mart for only $9.00, it allows you to set the times off and on pretty much any way you want in 30min increments. I choose to have a 11am to 1pm off time so my light is on in the morning while we are close to the tank and on at night for awhile before bed. It shuts off around 9pm till 7am the next morn.
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