05-07-2012, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Agree. A daylight tube with a Kelvin of 6500K will provide true rendition of colours. It will be a standard brightness for the length, so not much you can do about that. Floating plants, real or artificial, are important. Puffers love planted tanks.
You will have algae with the light and no plants, but that doesn't matter as the algae will partially do what live plants would do in helping to keep the water better.
I will get the 6500K bulb, and look up compatible brackish plants.