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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2003, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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I run my Panasonic bulbs in normal incandescent canopies with no modifications at all. I have used other bulbs that got WAY hotter however.

Those bulbs that you picked up, whats teh CRI like on those?
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Can't find a CRI spec, but they look like they're pretty high. Not what I'm used to for a planted tank, but things appear very "natural".

Here's a thread on reefcentral about them:
Commercial Electric 19w 6500K CF bulbs

This guy has five of them on his 20g!!

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Sorry to resurrect such an old post

If anyone is in the Seattle area, check out the compact florescents at IKEA. They sell several different types. Even (I thinK) a 17 watt screw-in.

You may even be able to order them online. At the store they range from $2-4 each.

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I love the 10W 6500K fluorescent bulbs that are sold in Walmarts in their pet section, IMO much better than the spiral ones. $5.
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i agree with wasser. those wal-mart bulbs are pretty nice. one week i went they were all gone, but the next week. i guess i picked the right day and they had a bunch. i was going to buy a bunch and stockpile but i decided not to because it would be like 6 months until i would need to get new bulbs.
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