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post #11 of 11 Old 02-06-2011, 01:37 PM
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Actually Mikaila, we are not disagreeing on what you've posted. I used to make a point of saying that kelvin was not reliable when it comes to spectrum as tubes with the same K can differ. But that seemed to be continually confusing those wanting to get into planted aquaria with minimal technicalities, so I am now advocating the 6500K tubes made by Phillips and Sylvania, because they are inexpensive, I have used them, they do have good spectrum, so it is easier to point to them. I know what you mean about the colour, I hate that greenish/yellowish hue too; but my Sylvannia, Phillips and Life-Glo are cool white light, which I also prefer.


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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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