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    I go for cheapie "daylight" or "cool white" bulbs. I grow everything including hamata under these lights. They work great! No need for expensive bulbs, but at the same time they don't hurt, so if you have the bucks and want to really optimize, go for it. But you don't need to.

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    Hmm...does that mean I'm burning my plants? XD





    Plus, another bulb almost the same or a bit dimmer...in a 10 gallon tank.
    It's not really that hot in there though.
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    My recommendation was based soley on the options you provided in the other post. Personally, I would recommend using the Phillips ADV850, it had the highest PAR rating (by far) of all the "common" bulbs tested and is only about 5$ ea.
    great bulb, great price...

    now if you want exotic...
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    Does the Phillips ADV850 come in T12 also? All I see are T8

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    yes..

    but given the choice I would go with the T8... but it does come in both formats, reflector efficiency is greater with T8

    If you have the econo walmart fixtures, they usually can run either format... check the paperwork

    here is a google on the ADV850

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