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    I hate bugs. Carnivorous plants get me. jpappy789's Avatar
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    T5 bulbs

    Just curious what good T5 bulbs for CPs are out there, especially ones that wont break the bank. Looking to replace both a 24", 24w (HO) and a 30", 18w (NO) bulb.
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    Anyone? Any help would be appreciated!
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    Most any 4100k to 6500k with a CRI of 85 or better will do decent, in those sizes your not likely to find a wide assortment to choose from.

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    I use Sunblaster HO T5's. They are cheap enough and put out a good amount of light. Ive also heard good things about GE bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Most any 4100k to 6500k with a CRI of 85 or better will do decent, in those sizes your not likely to find a wide assortment to choose from.
    I figured

    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
    I use Sunblaster HO T5's. They are cheap enough and put out a good amount of light. Ive also heard good things about GE bulbs.
    Thanks, will definitely look into those!
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    http://genet.gelighting.com/LightProducts/Dispatcher?BreadCrumbValues=Lamps_Linear%20Fluorescent^Plant&PRODUCTCODE=49891&REQUEST=COMMERCIALSPECPAGE&SearchFieldCode=null

    This is what I am using right now. My previous bulb was an experiment. I used to have a bearded dragon and decided to set up a small 10 gallon terrarium with neps and a small heli, a division of Butch's a matter of fact, and it was working great. It was a very expensive reptile bulb though. When it went, I decided to look around and see what I could find cheaper. I picked this bulb up at Walmart for $6.27. So far it looks good. This light is a much more natural color as the temp is 3100k instead of the 6500k the reptile bulb was. I have no info on the previous bulb except it was a t12 like this one, and it was supposed to be full spectrum made by tetra terrafauna. It cost like $18.99. As long as this new bulb works good, I'll be happy. The new one has a CRI of 90, so it should work. What do you think Butch for a 10 gallon with some HL neps and a division of your heli het x minor? I have all sides foiled so they reflect the light around.
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    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...923#post933923

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    Was that link directed towards me? I ask because I am looking for T5 bulbs and that clearly is a T12...actually, was that post at all directed towards me?
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    try criegs list I always see cheap t5s listed in the farm and garden section

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