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Old May 7th 05, 08:13 PM
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Hi,

After reading alot in this newsgroup, one of the bulbs that is most
mentioned is the GE chroma-50 (sunshine)

I went to every hardware store in the city and the closest I could get
to one was at Canadian Tire but it was a 48" bulb.. I can only use 24".

On the other hand lots of Sylvania and a few Phillips around.

So I am wondering what is the closest bulb that Sylvania/Phillips has
to the Chroma-50?

I will have to settle to one of them instead.

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Old May 8th 05, 06:00 PM
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Thanks, I looked into the sylvania site but they dont list the specs of
their bulbs.

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Old May 9th 05, 05:40 PM
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Just my luck, can't find any of those bulbs anywhere in my area... no
ge, no phillips, no sylvania...

Darn it.

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Old May 9th 05, 06:29 PM
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They are probably cheaper on the web, but the shipping costs kills the
deal.

As for the reflector I am not sure, probably not, it's just one of
those hoods that comes with the canopy in the kit.

I know I should get a double hood or PC or whatever, but the prices are
wayy too high imo.

Some of the kits sold like the aqualight ones do require an open tank
(Am I correct in that observation?) and I don't like that idea for some
reason. I guess I am afraid some of the fish tries to jump out of the
tank.

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Old May 10th 05, 02:35 AM
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In article . com,
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Hi,

After reading alot in this newsgroup, one of the bulbs that is most
mentioned is the GE chroma-50 (sunshine)

I went to every hardware store in the city and the closest I could get
to one was at Canadian Tire but it was a 48" bulb.. I can only use 24".

On the other hand lots of Sylvania and a few Phillips around.

So I am wondering what is the closest bulb that Sylvania/Phillips has
to the Chroma-50?

I will have to settle to one of them instead.



They only stock 4', you can special order 2' ones. I found small "Home Hardware"
stores were more ammenable to special orders that crappy tire or home despot.

Home despot usually stocks 2' Philips Colortone-50 whiich is pretty much the same tube,
in 2'. Always read the markings on the bulbs, those colors never change, the
packaging on the box does; I can't recall us they're calling them super daylight
or eXtreme natural or some crazy ass thing on the box, but the tube is marked quite
plainly as Colortone-50, which is Philips 5000K bulb.

Frankly I used whateevrs on sale, it doesn't matter to the plants, just how
they look to you.

A Home Hardware store that will order any tube for you can get you Philips Aquarelles, a
really nice 10K tube.


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Old May 21st 05, 05:41 AM
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Here's a good site for bulb comparison.

Take Care
Ross Taggart


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Old May 21st 05, 05:42 AM
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Sry. link http://www.aquabotanic.com/lightcompare.htm Ross


 




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