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Old 08-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #11
 
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I did read the link from wikipedia and I think I some what get it lol.
Here we go, a 15 watt bulb would be O.K aslong as it is 6500k and a daylight bulb? which would be more red than blue in order for it to do its job?
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:40 PM   #12
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Ok it was kind of a bad idea to post that link(over complication on my part), I just wanted to highlight the the fact that your temperature is different from intensity. Daylight and 6500k should be the same thing, but never chose a bulb just because it is called daylight (I have seen bulbs marked at 5000k called daylight), all you really need to know is you need to find a bulb mark at 6500k that will work with your fixture. Look at your current bulb (pulling it out of the fixture if needed) and look for its T size rating (Most likely T-8) then measure its length and look for an equivalent bulb at the store with a 6500k rating.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:08 AM   #13
 
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find this brand life-glo i'm currently using it.mines a 40w T8 6500k. the best thing about this brand if the label says life glo it's 6500k, sun glow is only 4200k then there's the flora grow and another 2 types for marine tanks that are over 10 000 k 0.0
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:36 PM   #14
 
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Ok it was kind of a bad idea to post that link(over complication on my part), I just wanted to highlight the the fact that your temperature is different from intensity. Daylight and 6500k should be the same thing, but never chose a bulb just because it is called daylight (I have seen bulbs marked at 5000k called daylight), all you really need to know is you need to find a bulb mark at 6500k that will work with your fixture. Look at your current bulb (pulling it out of the fixture if needed) and look for its T size rating (Most likely T-8) then measure its length and look for an equivalent bulb at the store with a 6500k rating.
No its not your fault, i'm just very stupid haha, I think I may just take the bulb to the store and ask them to find me one that will help lol anything to do with maths or science just goes wayyyy over my head lol.

Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #15
 
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Oh honey, don't feel bad, I am the same way. When I started calling around to find bulbs for my planted tank, I felt really foolish. I was asking for something that apparently didn't even exist. Turns out, I was misunderstanding what it was I needed.

I had Valis that looked like it was totally gone. It actually sort of melted and disappeared. It was annoying as I could still see the roots. I just figured they would disappear in time also. A few weeks later, the Vallis came back and it seems to be growing all right now. Mine doesn't get a whole lot of light because of where it is in the tank. I am thinking about moving it as well. Especially since my fish are rearranging everything anyhow.
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