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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Are you certain this bulb is 33 inches? I see it listed as
Odd, I swear I had the right link.. I hope it shows up here.

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...&child=ZP01011

And weird again- it says 33 inch in the title, but in the description, the length says 34". Now I'm confused.
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the 34" bulb is probly what you need. for my light I need a 24" bulb but they are actually only 22"


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Oh whew- I hope this is the case!
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12000K is really not going to even look good on the plants
. You could be right. Who knows what they mean by stating this for the bulb
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They will probably grow under that lighting, but obviously not very well.
I wouldn't be so sure. The bulb in question has a similar spectral output to the Giesemann PowerChrome Midday.
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Considering this is for an AquaticLife 36" t5ho fixture, try searching for 36" lamps (aka bulbs) per the user manual.

FYI wave-point bulbs are actually cheaper on amazon than marinedepot, more so if you get their two-packs as the bulbs are less than $15 ea shipped. Marine depot also lists some bulb handling fees which amazon doesnt.

Don't get the 12000k bulbs for a planted tank. they may work great on reef tanks but wont benefit your plants as much.

why not pair up the tropical and red wave in your light setup?

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Confirming that a bulb that's stated as 34" INCLUDES the nodes at either end, without the nodes would be 33", and it is indeed the correct bulb size for my 36" fixture! Why do they make this so confusing? D:

Ended up getting this bulb from amazon, received it a couple days ago, and it fits:
Amazon.com: Zoo Med Ultra Sun Trichromatic Super Daylight Bulb T5 High Output 39 Watts, 34-Inch: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Zoo Med Ultra Sun Trichromatic Super Daylight Bulb T5 High Output 39 Watts, 34-Inch: Pet Supplies

Whew-

A red wave bulb would be something like Zoomed Flora Sun right?
Amazon.com: Zoo Med Flora Sun Plant Bulb T5 High Output 39 Watts, 34-Inch: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Zoo Med Flora Sun Plant Bulb T5 High Output 39 Watts, 34-Inch: Pet Supplies
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The bulb will work fine for low light (or high light) plants. Plants aren't that particular about an exact spectrum. That is a 39 watt bulb, meaning it is made for 3 foot T5HO light fixtures. Most T5HO light fixtures have the end caps (bulb connectors) on pigtail leads so the exact length of the bulb isn't important.

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