reccomendations for 36" F30T bulb ?? - The Planted Tank Forum
View Poll Results: F30T12 Bulbs???
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Time to double the wattage over my 54gal tank, currently 60watts(1.11wpg) going to 120watts(2.22wpg) . I've already got the fixture, just need to add bulbs. The bulbs need to be the 36" F30/T variety. I already have a hagen aqua-glow and a power-glow in one fixture. Can anyone reccomend a good bulb for a planted tank??manufacturers don't make 36"gro bulbs :cry:

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I've always been a fan of Gro-Lux or Aqua-Glo bulbs for plant growth, but after seeing how my plants respond to GE's 9325k bulbs, I'll never use another on my planted tanks.
Drs Foster & Smith carry the GE AquaRay bulbs in the 30 watt size for $10.59/bulb

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Those Aqua Rays are T8s, and I highly recommend them. Any reason why they HAVE to be T12?
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I will also reccomend the GE Aquarays that GC has linked to above.

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Is that aquaray available thru home improvement stores, or lioghting stores? I don't like paying for shipping charges because it is sometimes worth the product itself, and I have to wait days.

I'd rather buy it myself, and im fortunate to live in San Diego so I don't need to worry about something not available here basically.

Anyway, thank you.
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Actually guys the hagen 36" bulbs are T10 1.25"dia .
While at my favorite LFS getting supplies for my wifes Degus, I decided to take a look at the AGA flourescent light strips :idea: . I found dunh,dunh,duh.... GE aquarays Fresh and Salt F30W/T8-AR-FS :P
So I went and found my favorite sales guy Eric :roll: . Asked if he sold the bulbs, he said no but he would sell the bulb out of the fixture for $10 CDN. YAY!!!

Just got home and switched the bulbs around, more purple than the Aqua-glo, more intense than the power-glo. The plants started pearling about 10 mins after installing 1 Aquaray with 1 Aqua-glow. The colour is more purple but everything in the tank is brighter looking. I deffinately have to get more of these aquarays!

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90 gal(48x18x24) in the works!
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an after thought :roll: :
I'm going to try one of the local lighting wholesalers and see if he can get me a case (6pcs) of these F30W/T8-FR-FS. If anyone wants a couple of this size of bulbs let me know .

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54 Gal fresh(36x18x20), 4x30watt NO flourescent, 2X aquaclear 300, 150 watt heater, 2"gravel, 2 bala sharks, 2 clown loachs, 2 SAE, 1 CAE, 5 hockeystick/tuxcedo tetras, 6 harlequins, 3 string (khuli?) loaches, growing plants
90 gal(48x18x24) in the works!
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$10 cdn is a good deal for that bulb.

As far as those bulbs go........ Would I steer you wrong?

I'm glad you got them, you'll be happy with em.

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