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post #1 of 2 Old 01-01-2014, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Lighting tube

I have a T8 system. How can I tell if the lamp is for plants or to bring out the colours in the fish or both or even neither.

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post #2 of 2 Old 01-05-2014, 04:59 PM
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In general, a "plant" bulb tends toward the red spectrum, the "daylight" bulbs tend toward the blue wavelengths. If you want higher light intensity, the daylight bulbs work well. In my experience they provide more measurable energy for photosynthesis at the tank substrate than a similar plant bulb. Both will grow plants.

For optimum fish viewing, one bulb of each give a nice light.

18 species/varieties of fish, 15 species/varieties of plants - The fish are finally ahead of the plants!
*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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