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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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ok thanks i found out all the info i need
 

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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.............................
 
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