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newby30gallon 06-07-2010 04:52 PM

replacement lighting
when replacing NO (normal output) florescents can you just purchase regular standard or do they have to be aquarium approved? in other words, can i go to home depot and just by regular lighting?

bearwithfish 06-07-2010 07:10 PM

home depot has aquarium lights in there Fluorescent section the only difference is they are way cheaper than a LFS .... but if they dont have them in stock then a normal bulb would work if its fresh water and no live plants

zof 06-07-2010 07:32 PM

I'm not seeing any plants in your aquarium but if you do have some live plants then you will need to buy a bulb with a rating as close to 6500k as you can, as this is what is close to natural sunlight. Just figure out the bulb length and T rating and find something identical.

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