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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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cheap lighting for plants

where is the best place to get light bulbs for plants?i was thinking maybe thefish shops might charge more than other places, i have one of the aqueon 14 gallon kits from petco,it has 2 bulbs in the hood,they are about 5 inches long,i would need 2 replacement bulbs i guess,if someone could post a pic or a link of a good bulb to get i would appreciate that very much
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Is it a screw in bulb? Or those prong bulbs??

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its screw in
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I had trouble finding screw in bulbs with 6500K. I did find a bulb at PetsUnlimited.. Which is Pj's Pets everywhere else. It cost me 16$.

Then I was in the dollar store and found a screw in bulb (with a fatter bottom) which was labelled as having 6500K. I didn't buy it bc I already have the aq one.

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I just got the screw in's from petco, 6500 k from zoo med ultra sun, 5". total $16.

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I may get bashed for saying this, but you can get 6500K screw-in bulbs at home improvement stores like Menards or even places like Walmart. They work just as well as ones designed for plants and are often over half the price.
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^+1 that
I get mine for $4 at the dollar store.
i grow more than 20 species of low ligh to highlight plants with the bulb
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I may get bashed for saying this, but you can get 6500K screw-in bulbs at home improvement stores like Menards or even places like Walmart. They work just as well as ones designed for plants and are often over half the price.
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cool,i will check walmart next week,16 bucks is just too expensive at the moment,specially since i need two bulbs for the hood
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got myself a cfl in dollar store for 1 dollar,its only 2700k though..

i then went to walmart and got a cfl for 2 dollar 80 cent.its 5000k and looks very bright,ill try them for a few weeks and see how it goes
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got myself a cfl in dollar store for 1 dollar,its only 2700k though..

i then went to walmart and got a cfl for 2 dollar 80 cent.its 5000k and looks very bright,ill try them for a few weeks and see how it goes
5000k will be fine :)
use the 2700k for the house. lol
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