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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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The above post is designed to directly compare lamp types in terms of Lumen and Watts. Response to: Why is there no sticky differentiating all these different Lighting Systems???

This article does not address issues such as how much light you need for a given tank or what spectrum means. I recommend you visit:

Finally, this is a draft. Please post typos and I will attempt to fix. For example the table appears at the bottom and not under "summary table" where it should. Please do not post "corrected" bulb values of less than ~10% difference.


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