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zoo med ultrasun vs aqueon bulb
so ive been looking for a while and cannot find much info on the diff between these two bulbs besides price. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...sbid=s67191956
Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Aqueon Full Spectrum Daylight Fluorescent Lamp
now to throw in a lil curve ball
Philips 32-Watt 4Ft T8 Natural Light Linear Fluorescent Light Bulbs (10-Pack)-205047 at The Home Depot
any help would be great.
I can not tell you much about the aqeon bulb but as for the difference between the Zoo med and the Phillips. Well that I can from what I have read and my experience.
The Zoo med bulb will have more light intensity then the Phillips. In other words its a little stronger bulb. On my 29 gallon I run these bulbs for that intensity to help with the plants on the substrate. If I run household lights such as Phillip or GE (the brand I can get locally) on that same tank my plants struggle to survive. I do run GE daylight bulbs on my other tanks but they are not as deep as the 29 and work just fine.
how deep is your 29 gallon?
I have the ultrasun ones on my 55 and my 16. Both are fast plant growing tanks. No issues whatsoever and the 16 has been running forever. I used to have the aqueon one on the 16 and my 72(I think:-?) . The zoomed one works better from what I can tell however for whatever reason I never bothered to run the solar meter under either of them.. and would be useless on the bulb on the 72 since it's older , and really I can't say for plant growth in that tank since it's the African tank.
I'd just say the ultrasun is better.. by how much I can't say
ahh so this would be good for my crypts and anubis on the bottom my tanks a bit higher. yeah i can see prob differ between bulbs even how an when they should be changed. even same brand an stuff one bulb could need changing before another. im tryin it! and some of this high rated flake food. :)
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