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    Kev, when you say fine for an aquarium, do you mean a planted one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie
    Kev, when you say fine for an aquarium, do you mean a planted one?
    The regular T8? No. Fine, for just standard low-level lighting. Regular T8s suck, even for that. The tank will look dim... unless you like that kind of thing, in which case it might not suck. haha
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    Right. Figured you meant that. For an unplanted the only limit for light is what you like to look at reall.

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    Here's the comparison chart from wiki for 4ft tubes:

    4 linear fluorescent bulbs Lumen output
    28 Watt T5 2900 lumens
    54 Watt T5 5000 lumens
    25 Watt T8 2209 lumens
    32 Watt T8 2850-3100 lumens
    34 Watt T12 1930-2800 lumens
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    Good one! If there was a lighting section that should be a sticky!

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    There is a technical forum here.
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    Well I thought about posting it there, but the sub forums get little activity. As for the bulbs. Could I put a T5 in my fixture which has a T8 now? I dont really know anything about aquarium lighting.
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    No. Simply does not fit physically.

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    It might be in your better interest to invest in a new T5HO fixture, since they're more efficient and less obtrusive on the top of the tank. You'll be able to accommodate quite a bit more with that kind of lighting, as well, such as keeping a variety of different kinds of plants.
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