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Old 12-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
 
t5ho lights

I have a quad t5ho light fixture for my 75 gal aquarium, it's obviously too much light for a low tech set up. So I'm only using half of the light (2 bulbs) which are 6500k day light bulbs that came with it. I was thinking that maybe I could add two different bulbs so I could use all four of the lights and maybe make the light a little bit more pleasing to the eye without pushing towards the Co2 injection area, or cause other problems.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
 
Use 420-460nm lamps, you'll like that light setup.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
 
Sounds good, I guess I'll give it a try if I can find the right bulbs
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
 
Pretty common lamp, you shoukd not have any troubles.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
 
I meant locally, T5 are slim pickings around here for some reason. None of the pet stores around here have 48" t5ho, lowes didn't have the right ones either. I'm hesitant to order bulbs through the mail.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
 
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look at home depot or lowes?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #7
 
Yea, lowes didn't have the right bulbs, they had like 4k lights, a bunch of non HO bulbs, haven't checked home depot yet, it's in another town, and I haven't made it over there yet.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #8
 
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look at home depot or lowes?
No, neither of those is going to carry a 420-460nm lamp.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
 
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oh boo.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #10
 
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