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Old 06-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #21 
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I use/buy the GE brand daylight 6500k bulbs from the lighting department at wal-mart, home depot or lowes.....cheaper than bulbs labeled for aquarium use...lol....same bulbs different label.....
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:54 PM   #22 
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Ah ok because I was looking and they have flourecent light strips you put under a counter or in a closet for light that have covers over the bulbs. Think those would work?
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #23 
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I have one and I removed the cover then replaced the bulb with a daylight 6500k and it is working fine...even after it fell in a tank...lol.....thanks kitty cats...lol....
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:53 PM   #24 
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Awesome! because Wally World has like 6 inch strips for say going for 5 bucks on clearence right now :) and I figure with the 6 inch strips I can rearrange them and what not. but I think i'll look to see if theres a better length somewhere
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #25 
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Awesome! because Wally World has like 6 inch strips for say going for 5 bucks on clearence right now :) and I figure with the 6 inch strips I can rearrange them and what not. but I think i'll look to see if theres a better length somewhere
You can even get a simple shop light that takes a T8 or T5 and use that. If you are a good DIYer you can rig a hood of some type to hang the light.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #26 
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I still don't know what T8 and T5 mean...
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:58 PM   #27 
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I still don't know what T8 and T5 mean...
Info on on both types of bulbs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamp

Probably way more info than necessary, but whatever. Go down to Advantageous. That will give you a little more insight to them.

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Old 06-20-2011, 11:56 PM   #28 
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totally got a light fixture and daylight bulbs(6500K) for only $14.93ish. The lights VERY bright thats in there now. but now I only nee dot save up for the plants then i'll be good :)
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #29 
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totally got a light fixture and daylight bulbs(6500K) for only $14.93ish. The lights VERY bright thats in there now. but now I only nee dot save up for the plants then i'll be good :)
Not bad. I love getting cheap stuff like that. You would be amazed at what you can find on craigslist as well.
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Not bad. I love getting cheap stuff like that. You would be amazed at what you can find on craigslist as well.

I'm always on Craigslist but whenever I see a deal don't have the money then they tend to get sold before I end up gettign the money. Plus everything related to fish tanks tends to be $75+ most of the time or round $40 and I get 40$ each week with over half of it being my gas money.
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