View Full Version : Fluorescent fixtures question

02/03/2006, 08:59 AM
Can you use Fluorescent lighting fixtures normally bought at hardware stores for FOWLR lighting and just replace the fluorescent tubes??

02/03/2006, 09:04 AM
Welcome to RC

they are NO bulbs but yeah for FOWLR they will work if you are going to put them in a canopy. I would suggest putting some fans as well to help keep them cooler. But you can just retro VHO's in canopy and have a better lighting choice as as bulbs go. hth

02/03/2006, 09:06 AM

Yes you can use them. If you don't mind the cool white color of standard bulbs, you can even use them, but I would suggest switching to nicer bulbs. At least 6500k daylight bulbs IMO.

02/03/2006, 09:34 AM
If it's fish only and you don't mind the color of daylight bulbs, yes they'll work just fine and you'll save some money on bulbs and power.