1. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    can anyboyd tell me the difference between a florescent bulb and a incadescent bulb and the wattage different because i have a 20w bulb on my 30 and a 15 incidescent on my 2.5 ??? i am very confused :p
  2. J

    Jon Well Known Member Member

    incandescents are cheap, wasteful, emmit lots of heat

    if you have an incandescent and a flourescent bulb of the same wattage the flourescent produces (i beleive) 4 times as much light.
  3. Isabella

    Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Incandescents are usually used for reptile tanks. Reptiles love to lie in the sun and a bulb that produces a lot of heat is suitable for them. But such a bulb is not good for a fish tank as it would heat the water up too much. Besides, most incandescent bulbs probably won't fit a fish tank hood anyway.
  4. OP

    atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    ok thanks i found out all the info i need
  5. J

    Jason Well Known Member Member

    If you or anyone elae needs more Mike has got a whole lot of articles on the main part of this site with info on lighting types, for plants fish and more.............................