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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2004, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Rosko_22
The comparison is referring to incandescent bulbs (equal to 500w). Most of the PCs I checked out at home depot listed the same info on the packaging. $14 is a great price, assuming the light quality is good.
<grumble> Sounds about right. Much like the "60W!!!!~~~" compact fluorescents that are 13W and the like.
Asinine for aquarium use, though. I rather doubt I could grow hard corals using 10 strands of XMas lights, even though that might give me 10WPG.

77 gal fresh: South Americans + plants w/ 4xT5 NO
65 gal reef: Nothin' w/ 4xT5 NO
33 gal brackish: Gobies w/ 1xT12 NO
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