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Unrulyevil 02-06-2009 01:52 PM

lighting again and again
 
Hi all. I know that there has been million topics about light in the past but I need some help choosing the right stuff for me. I have 65Wx2 Dual Satellite Compact Fluorescent Fixture and it seems like i need to buy a new light bulb. Which bulb would be best for planted aquarium?

These are my options

SunPaq Actinic 460nm
SunPaq Actinic 420nm
SunPaq Daylight 10000K
SunPaq Daylight 6700K
SunPaq Dual Daylight 6700K/10000K
SmartPaq Daylight 10000K/Actinic 460nm
SunPaq Dual Actinic 420/460nm

onefish2fish 02-06-2009 02:27 PM

you want 6500 or 6700k full spectrum bulbs.

aquakid 02-06-2009 02:50 PM

Daylight 10,000K

onefish2fish 02-06-2009 03:56 PM

please note this is for a freshwater tank.

Unrulyevil 02-06-2009 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 169311)
please note this is for a freshwater tank.


what is? .... 6.7K or 10K? I need it for planted tank.

onefish2fish 02-06-2009 04:11 PM

6500k or 6700k is ideal for a freshwater planted tank. full spectrum bulbs and about 2-3 watts per gallon (varies on types of plants your keeping)

Unrulyevil 02-06-2009 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 169318)
6500k or 6700k is ideal for a freshwater planted tank. full spectrum bulbs and about 2-3 watts per gallon (varies on types of plants your keeping)


I keep swords

Btw.. 420 lamp is not good?

onefish2fish 02-07-2009 03:09 AM

actinic lighting does nothing for a freshwater planted tank. go with the 6500k or 6700k daylight full spectrum bulbs.

amazon swords are heavy root feeders so suppliment with root tabs/liquid ferts as well.


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