What T5 osram tubes can we use in our aquariums?

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  1. Bluemotion

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    Hi I heard that instead of buying T5 tubes from the pet store you can buy osram tubes. Does anyone know what specific tubes we can use that osram makes?
     
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    I currently have 4 of the 39w 8000K Osram tubes over one of my tanks, very nice tubes but I would advise running them with some good quality blue or actinic tubes to balance out the light.
     
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    Like viper said, the 8000K. its known as the skywhite.
     
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    Do you get them in the 24w? I was thinking of running two 10000k and two acintic, so replace the two 10000k with the skywhite osram and then get two acintic, oh @viper357 this is for my juwel lido 120, going to see what type of fixture I can build. Still busy figuring everything out. Wil start a thread when I get everything sorted.
     
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    Yip :)
    Cool, let us know how you get on.
     
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    @toppdogg I have heard about them too but what exact tubes is what I want to know
     
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    Finding local suppliers for sylvania is a pita, pitty they are nice tubes the actinic was my favorite out of all the brands
     
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    dude i get them from a local supplier in P.E and at good prices
    p.m me i will give there number
     
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    i have the the aqua star which are 10k white/pink
    and the coral star which are 14k atanic
     
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    Would also like to give these tubes a go:)
     
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