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T5 bulbs with open hoods- Do fish jump out?
Old 07-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #11
 
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yes, but they won't produce more light, the difference in output is due to wattage used and it is the ballast (in the fixture) that determines the amount of wattage that is delivered to the bulb
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #12
 
That's such a bummer! Could I grow medium light plants with those lights? Should I get one with LED lights instead?
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #13
 
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That's such a bummer! Could I grow medium light plants with those lights? Should I get one with LED lights instead?
you should be able to grow anything but the real high light requiring plants

swords, crypts, anubias, java fern, some stems like moneywort and pennywort, etc. should be no problem

I have that kit, I don't use the filter, but it's probably fine and I did change out the colormax bulb for one that produces a more natural light
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #14
 
yeah. im growing. java ferns, crypts, hornwort, dwarf water lettuce and jungle vals in my low light set up.
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