05-20-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hotshotdevil32
What do you mean data on intensity? I will have to give that a try Friday when I can get over to her house. Will the plants be alright for now? Also how long does it take for a planted to get rooted when it is transplated?
The intensity is the amount of light produced by a bulb or tube, and that is important. The spectrum is also important, but that is fine with this bulb.
Watts is not much of a guide to intensity now, with all the new types of bulbs that produce more light for less energy, since watts is only the measurement of the energy used and as I say this has no direct relationship to the intensity.
Hopefully someone who uses or has used this bulb will come along. But in the meantime, from your photos and given the tank size, I would expect there to be sufficient light.
Establishment of plants varies. Some grow faster, which means they send out roots faster.