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I'm purchasing a 4 x 96watt CSL PC fixture and was wondering what bulbs you would recommend running?
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anyone know of a good 96watt plant bulb that has the flat 4 pin plug, as opposed to the square one?
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to the best of my knowledge I've never seen a 96 watt PC in the straight pin arrangement.
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to the best of my knowledge I've never seen a 96 watt PC in the straight pin arrangement.
George they are not to rare, I run a couple on my tank http://www.petsupplyliquidator.com/h...ementbulbs.htm


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wellbiz- do you run the 10,000k light bulb from petsupplyliquidator? How is that working out for you? I have 2 96watt jbj 6500k ones now, just looking for other options as one needs replacing.
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wellbiz- do you run the 10,000k light bulb from petsupplyliquidator? How is that working out for you? I have 2 96watt jbj 6500k ones now, just looking for other options as one needs replacing.
Yep, I run two 10000k 96watts and two 6700k 55watt bulbs. Plants grow great, I like the colors of both the plants and fish.... Check out my journal if you want to see how they look.

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Jason,

I stand corrected. I also run a 6500/10000K combination on one of my tanks. Looks very nice to my eyes.
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