Replacement T8 tubes

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Schmill, 16 Nov 2009.

  1. Schmill

    Schmill Member

    27 Jan 2009
    Hi, the 15W T8 tue over my 60L tank has gone in the last few days.
    I was originally running an Arcadia Original Tropical Lamp, but I wondered if there were any recommendations on particular tubes to go for, or where to buy?

    It's a fairly basic tank, with minimal live plants. I had been looking at, and there 5000k lamp, but I really have no idea whether 5000k is a 'good light' or not?

    Many thanks :)

    EDIT Actually, forget lampspec, once I add shipping, the shipping alone is more than I can get the Arcadia lamp for at my LFS!
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

    19 Jul 2007
    Leamington Spa, UK.
  3. Behold

    Behold Member

    6 Aug 2008
    Basingstoke. Hants
    I use Osram T5's as there SOO cheap. If you have a WF Electrics near you, you can pick up the bulbs. I paid 4 quid each for my T5's Im just gonna get some T8's Osram 865's as ther 6500's

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