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post #51 of 51 Old 02-18-2012, 04:02 PM
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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.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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