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nawilson89 05-08-2013 02:15 PM

Compact Fluorescent bulbs.
 
If i were to use a compact fluorescent bulbs in a 10g reef tank, would they be bulbs i could purchase right at my local walmart?

wake49 05-08-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by nawilson89 (Post 1997457)
If i were to use a compact fluorescent bulbs in a 10g reef tank, would they be bulbs i could purchase right at my local walmart?

I don't think they would have the correct color temperature. You need 10,000k, 14,000k or 20,000k. I think that Wal-Mart bulbs are 6700k, more for plant life.

nawilson89 05-08-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by wake49 (Post 1997609)
I don't think they would have the correct color temperature. You need 10,000k, 14,000k or 20,000k. I think that Wal-Mart bulbs are 6700k, more for plant life.

Alright. Ill check my LFS when i have the time then. Thanks!


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