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post #21 of 24 Old 10-31-2011, 07:18 PM
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The old hood was Incandescent lighting and I still have it and could return it but I really like the look of the florescent lighting in the aquarium.
Your old hood can run spiral compact fluorescent lights (energy saver bulbs) just fine. Its no different then the new one really. Just has the potential to run more watts then the new one you bought. The fluorescent bulbs for the old hood would also be cheaper then the T8's too.

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post #22 of 24 Old 10-31-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for telling me this I will return that hood and just buy some florescent lights for the other one
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Thank you for telling me this I will return that hood and just buy some florescent lights for the other one
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I agree with Mikaila, which is what I was suggesting previously. The compact fluorescent (screw-in) bulbs "daylight" with a kelvin of 6500K are very good plant light, and good colour rendition. Two 10w bulbs will suffice. If you can return the fluorescent tube fixture, you'll have more money for fish.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Yes I returned the other 40$ hood and light for 2 12$ florescent bulbs
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