Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by atmmachine816, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    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. JonWell Known MemberMember

    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. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    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. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    ok thanks i found out all the info i need
  5. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    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.............................