lighting

atmmachine816

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,487
Reaction score
3
Location
Ohio, which is in the US
Experience
5 to 10 years
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
 

Jon

Well Known
Member
Messages
566
Reaction score
0
incandescents are cheap, wasteful, emmit lots of heat

if you have an incandescent and a fluorescent bulb of the same wattage the fluorescent produces (I beleive) 4 times as much light.
 

Isabella

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
5,247
Reaction score
39
Location
New York
Experience
5 years
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.
 

Jason

Well Known
Member
Messages
752
Reaction score
1
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.............................
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
144
Guests online
2,720
Total visitors
2,864

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom