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kevinoh33 01-04-2008 08:46 PM

lighting for my plants
should i turn the lights on for my plants in my aquarium or is this useless and should use sunlight?

herefishy 01-04-2008 09:25 PM

Proper lighting is a good thing. The key word is proper. Sunlight is best, but many times the light comes from a single direction and the plants grow to the light. By using a light plced directly above the plants, they will grow straight up. You will also have to have a bulb that is condusive to plant growth. Things to watch is lumens, spectrum, kelvins. Wattage has, for many years, been erroneously used as a factor to determine lighting. Do not fall into that trap. This has been discussed, heatedly at times on the forum. Just do your homework before purchasing light fixtures or bulbs.

herefishy 01-04-2008 09:26 PM

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