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    lumen count is a complicated subject as well as it involves the spectrum of the bulbs, the voltage, the type of the bulb altogether. My good friend Av8tor1 should join in this topic. He knows quite a lot about lighting. He can answer all your questions.

    PK! I grow all my VFT's, ceph, cobra, sundews etc...i.e., everything except neps under one single 4 foot 2 x T8. So far they are doing great and color up very well. Especially the vft's...they even drool in the traps as i can see nectar being produced near the teeth. Clearly its no slouch.

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    Yeah I'll give it a go. I've been using T12s the whole time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi914 View Post
    OK what type of 40W are good guys?

    I use these: GE Plant & Aquarium T12


    And see why......... lighting comparison page
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    T8s produce more lumens per watt than T12s. As someone pointed out, T12s still put out more light per tube, but they use proportionally more watts to do so. If you simply replace your T12s with T8s, you'll get less light! But you can get more light from five T8s than four T12s for roughly the same wattage.

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    Thanks i think i will get ythe t12 GE aquaiurm plant lights
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    I'd get the T12 Daylight bulbs. They produce 1000 more lumens for the same wattage, and the color temp is better.
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    hmmm ok
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    Yeah, the Daylight are the ones I use. That or "cool white". They are also MUCH cheaper than the aquarium bulbs.

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