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Old 03-14-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
 
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hi guys me again ,i have a fish and plant tank with t8 lighting i have 1x daylite 18w and 1x warm lite 18w ,i would like to know what bulbs is best for my tank (t8) many thanx...
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hi guys me again ,i have a fish and plant tank with t8 lighting i have 1x daylite 18w and 1x warm lite 18w ,i would like to know what bulbs is best for my tank (t8) many thanx...

hey there!

just get a fluorencent light that has a kelvin rating of 6700k Daylight thats the best for growing plants! and make sure thats its atleast 1 watt per gallon and not too many watts because algae can grow really fast when your light is too powerful!!

good luck!!
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Assuming this is the 40g "sub" tank, what you have sounds OK if the spectrum and kelvin are what "daylight" and "warm white" denote. I prefer cool white overall, but having seen your aquascape in this instance a slightly warmer white might work better. Esp if you get any "red" plants from that other thread, they will do a bit better with reddish (warm) white. Your daylight will still balance fine.

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