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post #9 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Added 48" T8 measurements and analysis. Blueram, now I have confirmed that running those bulbs at NO really is inefficient. When the power consumption falls below the bulb's rated power, the efficiency drops very fast, using 88% power probably gets only 80% light.


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15w T6+15w T8

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40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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