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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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12" Strip Light

Just a quick question - does anyone have recommendations for a bulb for a 12" strip light (fits 2.5G rectangle aquariums). A normal spiral CFL doesn't fit since it is designed for a 15w incandescent tube light.

I was thinking about trying a coralife colormax mini cfl, but I wanted to see what other people thought.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 09:10 PM
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can you post a picture with the original bulb in it? There is no telling what yo umean by strip light. Or do you mean the T8?


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I don't have a bulb for it right now, but it takes one of these tubular screw incandescent bulbs.

Here are a couple pics of the fixture.







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Your best bet would be to just buy the Corallife light. Those usually suck when it comes to lightbulbs.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:49 AM
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You can find the lights you're looking for at just about any store with home supplies, such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. When we need new bulbs we always take the old one with us. That way we get the correct ones.
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I bought my old strip light from amazon. and that light took normal bulbs
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 01:54 PM
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It looks like a compact fluorescent would fit in that. I got the one on my little tank, 6500K, warm white (ick) from the dollar store. If you aren't cheap though you could get a cool white one and it would look better.

Edit: and by not cheap I mean willing to spend maybe $3 instead of only $1. Haha



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