Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/forum.php)
- Beginner Planted Aquarium (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-planted-aquarium/)
- - Full spectrum bulb necessary for planted tank? (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-planted-aquarium/full-spectrum-bulb-necessary-planted-tank-173817/)
Full spectrum bulb necessary for planted tank?
And how do I know if I have one?
I still have the bulb that came with the hood set-up so I assume it isn't full-spectrum.
I only have 3 little plants - amazon sword and peacock fern. Hope to add more down the road as $$ allows.
It is not necessary... But definitely prefered by your plants.
Also, peacock fern is not aquatic, it will die and rot.
Anything in petsmart that is listed semi aquatic have to be at least partially out of the water or else they will die.
Generally fluorescent tubes will have their color temperature printed on them. This isn't always the case with ones marketed for aquariums unfortunately.
Anyways, it doesn't need the word 'full spectrum' in its name. What you want is a color temperature in the range of 5000K to 7000K. The K stands for degrees Kelvin, which is the unit of measurement for a light sources color spectrum.
I concur with what has been said here. However, one has to add that not all tubes, even with the right K, are equal. If you tell me the tank size and the tube length, I can suggest those that will work and some that will not.
Thanks for your reply.
Thanks for your reply. I am still getting the hang of the notifications - I did not receive emails for these replies (although I did for others) and thought no one had answered, which had me wondering if the question was so stupid no one bothered. :shock:
Thanks! What a pretty tank!
you tank looks really nice!
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 AM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.