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Lighting upgrade

This is a discussion on Lighting upgrade within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Yes, I would stay away from any so-called "aquarium" or "plant" tube. I have tried several, not all but several, and they are weaker ...

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #51
 
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Yes, I would stay away from any so-called "aquarium" or "plant" tube. I have tried several, not all but several, and they are weaker intensity than full spectrum or daylight, about half some of them. And they give a purplish hue which distorts fish and plant colours; some may like this, many including me do not. But the weaker light is the more important issue.

A 6500K "daylight" with a 5000K ("warmer") tube, or two 6500K tubes (for a crisper white) will work. The hue is up to your preference.
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