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Hey.

Whats the better choice;

(6ea) T8 20watt flourescent bulbs or
(2ea) 55 watt compact flourescent bulbs?

120 watts of NO flourescents or 110 watts of compact flourescents.

I have now the T8 setup and thinking of upgrading to compact flourescents. Would this in fact be an upgrade?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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I would go with 2x65 watt compact flourescents. They will be a lot cheaper then 6xt8 bulbs and i think they put out better light just make sure you have a good reflector with the cf bulbs.
 

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yeah they are usually the same size. I would definitly go with the cfs aswell. I had 6 t8s over my 30 gallon tank and if I could change it I definitly would. In my oppinion, 29 gallon tanks are too deep for regular t8s.
 
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